As well as being an engineer and landscape photographer, I am also an artist. All of my art is based on my photography which has been digitally reprocessed and sometimes hand painted.
Hand Painted Photography
The artwork that I am most proud of is my Hand Painted Photography. I think it is a modern take on the traditional technique of hand tinted photographs and hope that it will prove popular. Please have a look in the Hand Painted Photography Gallery. Works are created as follows.
- I take a photograph of the subject that I want to create a hand painted photograph of. Images that don’t have very strong shadow contrast are better as otherwise the edges will show up in the final painting.
- Using image manipulation software I turn the photograph into a line drawing, rather like a pen and ink sketch. This can take several steps to get the correct level of detail to show up across the image, often using several blended layers.
- This finalised outline is then printed to canvas.
- The canvas outline is then painted using thin acrylic paint. This takes several layers to achieve the level of detail required. Colours can be added when wet to achieve a similar effect to watercolour, or when dry to prevent merging.
- Once completed the image is scanned to create prints, and then signed.
- Finally the canvas is stretched onto 38mm gallery stretcher bars and a canvas hanger attached to the back.
My hand printed photography is available as a series of limited and unlimited prints and the original. They can also be bought as cards.
I take commissions for these original creations, just contact me if you have a subject that you would like me to try.
This gallery shows all the steps for the creation of one of my Hand Painted Photographs.