Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Ten Minute Portrait Study

...of last night's model in my Life Drawing class.

Ray with Haircut, 2008
charcoal and pastel on Rives BFK, 15" x 22"
For Sale.

4 comments:

indiaartist said...

wow!

Don Gray said...

Fantastic! Love the selective color and the energy of the hatch marks.

Martha Miller said...

Hi Indiaartist

(Wouldn't I love to do YOUR portrait - you are gorgeous!!) I love the rich colors you use in your paintings - delightful!

Martha Miller said...

Thanks, Don! I had to move fast between helping my students. I do have the urge now when I work from the model to sculpt the paper with my marks...
I don't feel as free to do this when someone sits for a portrait. Then I feel that I need to be more descriptive with contour lines, more illustrative, if you will.
I really need to work from the model more often! It's on my To Do list...