Three Portrait Styles Turn Your Home into a Showcase
Three Portrait Genres
Looking to give your home that classy traditional feel and incorporate family memories?
Commissioning a portrait is the best way to transform your memories into a masterpiece.
Why portraits? Some say, why hire an artist when you can pose for a photographer?
Old money knows that art is the classical European way to preserve and protect a family's heritage. Ancestors live on and remain part of the family's story and legacy forever!
Masterful portraits can: · Freeze precious young children in time · Help your likeness remain forever young · Seize a magical moment and rewind the joy in your mind over and over.
So, if you’re searching for the centerpiece for your home decor or you want to surprise your loved one with a priceless gift they will never forget, here are the three elegant styles for decorating with portraits.
1. Story Portraits Portraits create an air of nostalgia, warmth and family history on your walls. But portraits can also capture your family's stories and preserve memories.
In one of her latest graphite portraits, Chattanooga portrait Master JoAnn Ray depicted the happy tears in a young bride’s eyes as she danced with her daddy.
“She was madly in love with her young man,” (JoAnn shares the story behind the masterful portrait titled, “I Loved You First.”). “But her father did not approve because, of course, no one seemed good enough for his first daughter. And that’s why the tears are shining in her eyes as they dance at the wedding. Her father finally realized that the young man really was the perfect husband for his little girl.”
JoAnn Ray tells the bride's story. No young man was ever good enough for his girl so this courtship was really tough. But this dance with daddy signified his final approval . They danced to the song, "I Loved You First" and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
2. Personality Portraits The third style of portrait you can commission will showcase you or your loved one’s one-of-a-kind spirit. Personality portraits capture that little smirk Bobby gets when he just stole another cookie, or that loving look your spouse still gives you... since that first day you met in Junior High.
In his precise colored pencil masterpieces, Bruce Macdonald encapsulates his subject’s essence by creating an undeniable likeness and uniqueness, instead of just a boring mug shot.
“I try to bring the person to life in a way that makes their family members say, ‘Wow!’ that totally captures the close bond between Jon Paul and his dog Molly! This world-famous Master is immensely popular with families who want to preserve personalities and help loved ones live with you forever.
These are just three of the creative ways you can take a boring old portrait and, with a Master artist's help, transform it into a stunning showcase for your home's decor.
Freeze that charming personality in colored pencil or graphite. Personality portrait of Jon Paul and his beloved dog Molly by www.BruceMacdonaldPortraits.com
3. Legacy Portraits While some portrait artists weave stories into their work, others capture bygone days. In her signature legacy portraits, Atelier Master JoAnn Ray uses subtle sepia tones to lend an air of nostalgia to her legacy portraits of WWII heroes, babies in christening gowns, any of your family's ancestors...or she can turn any photo into a family legacy.
Working from your family photos, this world-renowned Master, preserves portraits of your ancestors. Legacy portraits are a fantastic way to ensure that future generations never forget your family's history.