Friday, March 19, 2010

The Dark Side

















The dark side, as in, I've gone over. I am now officially fully immersed in working from photos, and thoroughly enjoying it. (Sing: If loving this is wrong, I don't wanna be right...)

This portrait is of my cousin, how he looks now. Hmmmm. The eyes are too close together. When I do these portraits I see other family members' faces emerge at different times. I see my father and my brothers in this one. I felt like I was channeling Van Gogh and Gauguin while working on this drawing. I'm not done - I see things I need to change. It's so stylized, I just don't know...
I believe I'll give it a rest and go have a cup of tea in the sun...

7 comments:

Kara said...

LOVING these paintings!

Martha Miller said...

Thanks, Kara! I'm having fun with them!

Deborah Ross said...

It is stylized...but it's your style! It's just perfect.

Susan Beauchemin said...

Your portrait gave him a more surprised or expectant look, but I really like it! And yes it is stylized, but nicely done! Reminds me of a jack or a king in a deck of cards.

Martha Miller said...

whew, thanks you guys...i'm in uncharted territory...

Dean Grey said...

Martha!

This latest portrait is indeed stylized but that's what makes it so great!

Your cousin's expression is playful yet serious.

Thanks for showing us your progress so far!

-Dean

Martha Miller said...

Thankyou so much, Dean! You're a sweetheart...