I just wanted to share this portrait of R' Elya Lopian by my friend Rebecca:
Maybe I am reading nonsense into it that she didn't intend... but:
The interest in a gadol portrait lies in the person. So most gadol portraits tend to be fairly black-and-white. Color in them is incidental.
My impression is that in this picture she has used the BRIGHT COLORS that I love to show the geshmak of the Torah that is in the person.
I just think that is SO SO SO cool.