Norene 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is my annual portrait of my wife, Norene.  I’ve been a member of a national portrait society for a few years.  I’ve attended their conventions.  Each year I look at their award winners.  I’ve gotten quite turned off by them because they look exactly like photographs.  I think there are  a lot of beautiful photo portraits, but I feel a painted portrait should look like paint.  There is a beauty in an oil painting that a photo doesn’t have.  It’s like spoken word versus singing.  The painting is the singing version.  I prefer painted portraits.

Comments on Norene 2017

April 27, 2017

Angie @ 2:29 pm #

This is excellent.

Susie @ 4:23 pm #

What a beautiful portrait of Norene! I love your thoughts about portraits vs. photographs, too.