Friday, March 28, 2008

Painting old black and white photo's

OK here is my newest thing,inspired by online buddy Lisa Bebi. I am so in awe of what she did with old B&W photo's I had to try it myself. Everytime I saw her stuff in Somerset Studio's I was amazed and thinking I must try that. I have so many great old photo's and a very colorful family of redheads. Also in my drawers tons of wonderful K&Company papers to use. The whole thing just went together for me. I love the effect and these two darling little girls,my mom(the redhead)and her sister. I have also done others of mom and dad,dad little etc. More to come.
The first born lovebird "Sean" is now flying,and may be moving to a new home. I adore him but it seems we will be having more babies soon. The second born is promised to another also. I know I will cry when they go.


Neda said...

I used to buy every issue of Sommerset since its first edition. Less now because I got discouraged and I thought they use too many materials I did not understand.. There were some standout artists over the years (YOU, of course), but I stopped reading it somehow....Therefore, I am so glad you wrote this post because you inspired me to take another look at "scrapbooking." And by the way, I am always confused about that too.

I love the way you honor your parents' memory by integrating them into your art. Very very nice

Sweet Irene said...

That looks like a lot of fun to do and a bit difficult also. You need a steady hand for that, I am sure. Do you make a copy of the original photograph and work with that?

dianeclancy said...

Hi Joy,

This is lovely!! What have you done? I think it is great. I have some old photos I have wanted to colorize ... is this in the physical or digital?

~ Diane Clancy

Abby Creek Art said...

I really like this one, Joy...especially the ghostly quality of the girls. I love the fact that you have lots of redheads in your photo collection too!:)

Carmenzta said...

I love this idea. You are so talented!

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love the colorizing of old photos, very cool technique. Thanks for visiting my blog!