"It's Just Paint" is one of Rene's favorite sayings. If something she's painting doesn't turn out the way she wanted, she paints over it and starts over. She's been working with paint for a long time.
Rene's father was, among other occupations, a professional photographer. Noting Rene's talent with art and painting, he suggested that she become a photograph painter. Not familiar with photograph painting?
Before color photography, artists would paint photographs to add interest, making a striking change in the photo. Here are some examples:
Even today, high quality photos are sometimes processed this way. The problem with this technique, from Rene's standpoint, is that you can't just paint over and over the medium until you are satisfied. What you get is what you get.
Yikes! I'm glad that color photography came along. I got these from Square America, my second favorite photo website.
Painting photos on Whidbey Island.