Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Summer Studio

My sister Deb fanning her son, The King, my nephew, Seth Milman.







Seth in the King's Chair, 2009
pastel, oil, charcoal and colored pencil on Rives BFK

Seth, detail


American Wife (my sister Amy), 2009
pastel, oil and colored pencil on Rives BFK

American Wife, detail

My sister Amy and me.

While visiting family in RI the past 2 weeks, I did these two portraits in my sister Deb's lush backyard in Barrington. The first portrait is of my nephew, Seth, who is studying for his bar exam. He wanted a lawerly portrait, so he wore a pale blue checkered button down shirt and chose to sit in a chair that his family refers to as The King's Chair. Great choice! The second portrait is of my sister, Amy, who sat in the chaise lounge reading Curtis Sittenfeld's novel, American Wife. What fun to work in this opulent outdoor setting! More pics on the way soon of other creative projects tackled while I was on vacation!

6 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

You are so smart to travel with all your talents about you, and share them with those who are close to your heart, the most.

Be well.
Do good.
All ways.
All days.
Stay true.

Susan Beauchemin said...

We're waiting for you to come down again with your supplies!! Swimming!! Sunshine!! Sisters!!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wonderful work, Martha! I hope you're enjoying your travels. xx

Martha Miller said...

thankyou, teri!! xo

Martha Miller said...

hey, sue! tomorrow i'll be back down! with supplies and ready to swim! xo

Martha Miller said...

thankyou, carol anne! xo