Sometimes I think this endless quest of mine is pretty much all about finding new ways to present my photos. And every time I find something satisfactory I move on and look for something else.
I just like to see how the same photo can get a whole new meaning; leave the nest and fly away sort of thing….
One of the things I enjoy much is painting my photos, not only because of the obvious benefit of having a direct contact with my photo but also because it’s a type of a photo presentation that has no rules. I can hand color my photos using watercolor, acrylic, or oil paints. Sometime I might use color pencils, gel and metallic pens, or even permanent markers. I print my photos on various papers and then see how each one of them works with different paints.
Semi-gloss and matte are often better choices than gloss paper, which doesn’t hold the paints that well, but than again any gloss paper can be treated to receive paints. I also print my photos onto canvas or watercolor paper but my real favorite is painting my darkroom prints. Nothing shimmers like that silver-halide!
Downtown Boston Camera: Nikon N75 Technique: Hand painted photo
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