Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Eben!












Today is my son Eben's 34th birthday. Eben, my oldest child, is a history professor at SMCC in South Portland. He and his wife Tracey have two children, Cecilia and Calvin. The photos of Eben posted here show him with little Calvin. Also posted are several portraits that I've made of Eben over the years. Happy Birthday, Eb!

Eben in my Studio, 1989
pastel, oil, charcoal and pencil on Rives BFK, 22" x 30"
collection of Eben and Tracey Miller
Eben, Twenty, 1992
pastel and pencil on Rives BFK, 15" x 22"
lost in studio fire
Eben, 1997
pastel on Rives BFK, 15" x 22"
collection of Eben and Tracey Miller
Dark Eben, 2006
pastel on Rives BFK, 22" x 30". For Sale.
Eben with Reflected Self, 2003
charcoal on Windsor Newton, 22" x 30". For Sale.

3 comments:

Rob S. said...

A great portrait retrospective of your son! Your different stylistic treatments make it so intriguing to look at these as a set. The '97 portrait reminds me a bit of Giacometti's drawings, as it has that very sculptural quality.

Martha Miller said...

That one I did with my left hand - I always like my left hand drawings - they have a much more energetic mark! Have you tried working with your non-dominant hand? It's an exercise that I have my students do each semester (along with many others to loosen them up!!)

Rob S. said...

Never tried it, but I will at tomorrow's drawing room session!