My hand-coloring technique developed from a background in oil painting. Delicate layers of oil paint have been painstakingly applied to each archival photograph to achieve rich and subtle hues. This technique differs from traditional hand-tinting, which involves applying color and then removing it to leave a 'tint" of color. I use thin layers of color to achieve depth and subtlety, using photo oils, oil sticks and oil paint in tubes, a variety of fine brushes and often my fingers. Most of these hand-painted photographs date from the 1980s to the mid-1990s. As each version is hand-painted, every photograph is unique.
Though these hand-painted photographs are limited to editions of ten prints per size - 16x20, 20x24 and 30x40, only a few of the images have more than four versions completed. Most versions differ in use of colors. There are also variations to the prints themselves, which are printed on archival fiber-based paper. Some of these vintage painted photographs are available for sale. A few of my images were also printed 11x14 and 40x60.
A few of the original hand-painted photographs are available for purchase. Limited edition, signed and numbered archival pigment prints are available of a selection of the hand-painted images as well.
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