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Posts with tag: "Lorei Portraits Painting"
What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?
Thursday, December 13, 2018
What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?

You might be asking, "Paul, I know you are a photographer, what in the world are you doing with a paint brush?"That is such a good question.  As a photographer and artist, I am always looking to stretch myself creatively.  For anyone that has followed my work, it is rather easy to see the evolution.  And, rather than give you my life story, let's just say that I am fascinated with art, especially painting.  If I was born in a different age, I am certain that I'd have been a painter.  Yet, the lines between photography and painting have been blurring for the last 20 years.  I, myself, have been painting via the computer with stylus-brush and tablet for ...

Guess who's coming to dinner...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?

With a nod to classical portraits and a dose of cinematic intrigue, introducing Bistro Art Portraits. We've been working on this style for four years now and we are ready to take it to a bigger stage. If you have ever wanted something that was both painterly and beautiful consider Bistro Art Portraits.  

Bistro Art Portraits
Monday, December 18, 2017
What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?

Inspiration. For years I've wanted to create family portraits in studio that were more dramatic, more intriguing, more like a piece one would encounter in an art gallery.  Introducing Bistro Art Portraits. These remarkable pieces draw on inspiration from classical painting, cinematic tension and the best of photographic art.How it all began.It all started with my children.  Every year, for over a quarter of century, I have photographed our children in a variety of scenes and styles (e.g. at the beach, surrounded by peaches, tangled in Christmas lights, trapped inside a snow-globe, etc.). As they've grown older, they have become more cooperative, more willing to ...

Something Old, Something New
Sunday, April 30, 2017
What's a Nice Guy Like You doing with a Paint Brush?

My love for painting goes back to when I was a kid.  When I was eight years old I wanted to be a painter.  My parents got me a set of oil paints and I set out to take the art world by storm...which never exactly happened.  Fast forward about four decades and the world of photography began to merge with the world of paint.  Over the last twelve years we (our studio) have been experimenting with paintings.  What starts as a photograph gets completely repainted and remade.  And, no matter what I do in the world of portrait photography, I find myself always circling back to the world of paint.Here are two images.  The first is a straight photograph I created ...