I Don’t Do Portraits

My Granddaughter, Emma Louise

I Don’t Do Portraits

I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked, “Do you do portraits?” Every time my answer is the same . . . “No, not if you want it to look like somebody.”

Fact is, I know I’m just an amateur artist. It’s easy in this stage of my learning to draw and paint “things,” but people are different. When you can paint people, you can paint.

Regardless, for our 38th wedding anniversary this week, I painted a portrait of our granddaughter, Emma. I did it for my wife, and she LOVED it. Emma’s mom (our daughter) was both pleased and sad.

As she described it, if I do portraits for future grandchildren, I will have improved by then, leaving Emma’s as the worst of the bunch. LOL.

Oh well.


Published by Anthony Baker

Husband, dad, pastor, artist, and musician. Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 (no joke!). Loves coffee (big time), good movies, and sarcastic humor. Holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Most importantly, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5:16

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