New Hand Colored Photo…

Cooincidentally, after announcing the hand coloring photo workshop, I got out my paints to do some commissioned work on a portrait.  I hadn’t practiced for quite some time so I played on some test prints and then got down to “serious” work. 🙂  I ended up with two versions of the portrait image (always good to give your customer choices!) and then went on to just play a bit.  I had this B&W infrared image of an old truck that used to sit in my neighbor’s yard so I printed it out (8×10…easier to work on larger images) and just spent some time with it.  

old truck hand colored photo (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"old truck" hand colored photo (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker

The truck is actually blue but the photo was taken in the fall so the trees & grass were darker than this.  That’s the fun part…I have even painted some images with colors that nature doesn’t even produce!  I just wanted this one to look more like spring (since I am anxious for it to be here in earnest) so I used lighter shades of green and yellow, with touches of orange for a little pizzazz.  This seems a bit more “painted” than some images where I just add highlights of color here & there but every image is different and so is my approach on different days.  

I haven’t put the paints away yet so there may be a bit more playing going on in the next few days if I find/take the time.  Tomorrow will be an artistic play-date for me with a new friend that I met through the altered art group, I am looking forward to getting creative with someone and just having a few hours of uninterupted time to play and maybe learn some new techniques. It won’t be all play and no work, in the late afternoon I am going to trade out artwork at the Hoosier Salon and also hang a few more pieces at Urban Optiks, both in Broad Ripple.  I hope you all have an enjoyable Tuesday!

Until next time,