Friday, December 12, 2008

Portrait Progress and Process

Kate Cleaves, 2008
pastel, oil, charcoal and acrylic on Rives BFK, 29" x 41"

Kate Cleaves, Syntheses Explosion

Amanda Soule, 2008
pastel, oil, charcoal, collage and acrylic on Rives BFK, 29" x 41"

Snoop (Studio) Dog

A couple of Amanda Soule's photos that I collaged into her portrait...

(...can you find them?)

Detail of Chriss Sutherland's portrait in progress

Tim Clorius (in progress) 2008
pastel, oil, charcoal, collage and acrylic on Rives BFK, 29" x 41"

Tim Clorius, Super Sweet Sixteen

A day in my studio. I am working on four portraits simultaneously. I finished Kate Cleaves' portrait, and Amanda Soule's is nearly complete (I want to add her newborn son's toes into the background mix...). I just started Chriss Sutherland's portrait yesterday, and I am still working on Tim Clorius' portrait, adding some imagery from one of his paintings. I have one drawing on the easel, one on the floor, a couple on the wall, and I bop around adding this here and that there. Marciello the studio dog did a quick pass through to check it all out...

A little studio tour set to Fire on Fire's Sirocco...


artslice said...

Wow, these are all so lovely and 'individual-ized' (is that a word?) I love how you put Soulemama's daughter at the laundry line in her knitting... so cool! I also am really loving Tim's drawing with the circular 'border'. (reminds me of Marie Antoinette)

Martha Miller said...

Thanks, Brenda! Do visit Tim's website - he has some amazing paintings!