Saturday, August 22, 2009

An Island Studio

Marian Baker, potter.

Marian Seated in Front of a Henry Isaacs, 2009
pastel, oil, colored pencil, on Rives BFK, 22" x 30"

Cory Duggan, carpenter.

Cory on Little Cranberry, 2009
pastel, oil, and charcoal, on Rives BFK, 22" x 30"

Danny Wriggins, musician.

Danny with His Father's Old Shirt and Ukelele, 2009
pastel, oil, and charcoal, on Rives BFK, 22" x 30"

The view from my island studio! Could be tough!

While visiting Kaitlyn and Cory on Little Cranberry Island last week I did these three portraits. The owners of The Islesford Dock Restaurant have a new art gallery right on the dock alongside their restaurant and they kindly let me use a room in their space as a temporary studio. One portrait was a gift, one was part of a barter, and one was commissioned. What a treat to work in such a plum spot!!

I'm just back from a week in RI where I spent many blissful hours in the ocean and a fresh water pond. I'll post some pics from my trip next week. Enjoy this glorious summer weather and have a wonderful weekend!


Susan Beauchemin said...

Nice job on the portraits!! Rosemary Wells is the author, who wrote, "My Kindergarten", about kindergarten on Cranberry Island.

Gemma Grace said...

Oh, Martha, your work engages me on so many levels! Your use of colour is splendid and your 'eye' renders the soul revealed. Heartfelt lovely!

Carol Anne Strange said...

Fabulous work, Martha! Oooh, and what an amazing view from your studio. Wonderful! Hope you are well and in good spirits. x

Jack said...

HAY!Thats a stunning work..mind blowing..I love your paintings..

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martha miller said...

Thankyou all for your kind feedback! xo