Monday, June 18, 2012

Ink Blot Self Portrait Series

Ink Blot Self, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel and charcoal powder on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
Self with Big Blue Brain, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil and acrylic on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
Looking Back at The Turtle/Self, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel, charcoal powder, colored pencil and watercolor on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
Self with 2 Human Hearts, Blue Headed Hummingbirds and Diminishing Residuals, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink and charcoal on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
Self with What was Removed, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel and charcoal on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
What Remains To Be Seen/Self, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel, charcoal and coffee on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"
June Afternoon/Self, 2012
Black Sharpie, colored ink, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil, coffee, acrylic and hairspray on Rives BFK, 22" x 15"

I recently had surgery, and have to sort of take it easy for 6 weeks. I decided to do a series of self-portraits during this time of recuperation, a One a Day type of exercise to keep the pipes flowing. I'm playing with blind contour, colored inks, and chance. Here are the first seven...

5 comments:

Susan Beauchemin said...

I like these--they sure look like fun--I should try something like that!

martha miller said...

Yes, you'd love it!!! xox

Don Gray said...

A rich, inventive series, Martha--wonderful. Get well soon!

Andy Hoang said...

This is a great series Martha!

Thorsten said...

Great!