Saturday, March 20, 2010

Great Grandfather Camp

Worked on this portrait today. Not done, but almost.
















I'm going to do the two women next...

6 comments:

Brad Gailey said...

I'm really loving this work you're doing on these portraits. They remind me in a way of one of my favorite artists, Tamara Limpika. This work, Great Grandfather Camp, has great volume, almost palpable. And the texture in the moustache; wonderful. Charcoal is such a friend.

Brad

Susan Beauchemin said...

He looks a little sad and frightened, I wonder what he was like--was he grampa Simmons' father?
Nice portrait!

Martha Miller said...

Thanks, Brad! I love charcoal. Oooooh, Tamara! I'll have to post some of her work next - thanks for the lead! :*)

Martha Miller said...

Hi Sue!

This is Gramma Simmons' father. He was born in England and made picture frames! When I zoom in on the eyes, I see alot going on...

Martha Miller said...

Sue:

This is from cousin Lorna, about Great Grandfather Camp:

"By the way, his name was Arthur, born in Derby, England in 1834. The woman to his right is probably his wife, our great-grandmother named Zillah. She was born in Leicestershire, England in 1846. Her maiden name was Bosworth."

Dean Grey said...

Love it!

-Dean