Saturday, 16 March 2013

Glaze glaze

By adding lots of glazes of thin colour I hope to build a rich colour on this portrait.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Tint and varnish.

I have started to experiment with colour on my self portrait. The skin colour and background are coloured.
It is not proving easy to get a even colour on the image even with a special medium but the colour seems to have the desired effect.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hand tinted colour photography!

Examples of hand tinted colour photographs.

Self Portrait - hand tinted colour.

This is the first stage of my experiment with hand tinting the self portrait I have made! After researching the process and experimenting with tints I have added the first layer of colour to the skin area. Hand coloured photographs were made from the earliest days of photography until around the 1950s . I was quite taken by the way this technique brings an image to life but at the same time gives a surreal atmosphere to the images treated.