Sunday, March 20, 2011

Self Portrait on Indian in Gretchen's


I was inspired by Andrea's portrait of me in my motorcycle gear to do a self portrait on an Indian. In 1964-65 (I'm giving away my age here, if you didn't already know it), I owned a 1949 Indian. This is not it, but an older one I used for the art. I have, believe it or not, NO pictures of that amazing motorcycle. But I had fun--on the bike(s) and on the art. I did the piece in metallic markers, but you can't tell in the scan.

12 comments:

merrytait said...

I have one more to do in Gretchen's mole and then will be able to send it off--and have it started (but not finished. I'm sorry I am late. Too many deadlines and too much going on this month.

Aya Rosen said...

wooo! so cool, next book I'm going to take one with me on a bike to.
I can't ride myself, but I ride in the back...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We have six motorcycles. :-D My husband us an "ENTHUSIAST," AS MY SON SAYS. (oops, caps unintentional). I have two.

You could do a motorcycle one in MY BOOK!

or birds or frogs or fairly tales, I love them all. :-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They are fun to drive--you could learn?

ballookey said...

I love the vantage point on this! And what a nice self portrait to commit to paper.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks! :-D YAY!

Andrea said...

This is fantastic! Really great SP Mary.

I want to ride a '49 Indian. Or any Indian for that matter.

henniemavis said...

I love the vantage point of this self portrait! I am amazed at the versatility you exhibit with regard to viewing angles in your work. It's fun to see things thru your eyes :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Andrea and Hennie! I have one from below, maybe I should do that one next. LOL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sorry Andrea that I don't have it any more and in fact haven't had it since 1965, unfortunately.

I could let you ride my Triumph Tiger or my BMW single--but that wouldn;t be the same.

Gretchen said...

This is great!! Nice work!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, Gretchen! :-D You're the one who most needs to like it!