Wednesday, August 31, 2011
What a great memory, even future generations will be displaying this portrait.
As I said to them as we left their party Saturday night, I am looking forward to all of this again on their 75th!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We moved to Enid in the summer of 1961, and vaguely I remember their wedding from the church bulletin and conversation at St. Paul's Lutheran. And of course, I noticed their involvement as well through the years.
And here we are now.
What a great party they threw for family and friends last Saturday! Jolene and I were both thankful and honored to be invited. To quote a line from a Beatles' song, "A splendid time was had by all"!
Also thanks for the opportunity to create this touching group of portraits for your living room.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thanks to Demi and her mom for stepping out of the box (or the room) for her senior portrait!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
First of all, before I got there, they told me it was her grandfather's farm, so I knew the attachment to the heart was there.
When I then saw the picnic and fishing area, I knew the memory of time spent with family was there.
Then I saw the sun reflecting off the water with the grass on the shore.
It was all perfect.
Add in a great expression, and it became art.
One of a kind.
Classic, not corny.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
But here is what it really is, a gift out of love.
None of the technical or artsy stuff matters if people don't love each other.
What a great group of clients we have!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This sounds obvious, doesn't it.
But in reality, it's not so easy.
Here we have Miss Cassidy as our mid ground, and the background is flowers, but what I believe leads us unmistakably to the expression is the soft out of focus flowers in the foreground.
A classic (not corny) portrait is the result that will stand the test of time.
Our thanks to Cassidy and her family for this great portrait!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
What do I love about his portrait?
You know don't you!
It's how our eyes go to his eyes.
And also how I tell his story as an artist.
In my experience, it's usually the best.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Most of all, it has to be our clients, each one unique and special.
Not followers of the crowd or the latest trend, they know both will pass, sooner than later.
They are comfortable with who they are, not trying to impress anyone.
I know Meghan is all of this, and more.
It's not all about Jolene and me, it's about Meghan.