Gloria Finds Trouble, 17 x 20 inches on antique clapboards, right. Original photoshop piece on left,
The Day Lady Arrived, 22 x 14 inches on antique clapboards, bottom. Original photoshop piece on top.
Mother's Day, 16 x 20 inches on antique clapboards, right. Original photoshop piece on left.
MY ART— These three pieces began as vintage black-and-white negatives. I scanned them and then worked on them in Photoshop. Colorizing them to begin with, I rendered them in a realistic manner. I then layered new floral images, shot by me, to the original photos. I played with the composition and color until I was happy with them. The next step is printing the images out in different sizes, and I will sometimes print color variations of them as well, pushing the magenta for one, and the cyan in another for example, or duotoning them instead of printing them in full color. I cut the printouts into squares, and reassemble the various pieces on my cardboard or wooden backgrounds. In this case, I had assembled antique clapboards and painted and sanded them in my style. I also added silver foil to them in strategic places. Once the images are applied to the wood, I continue my layering process, adding paint stripes on top of the entire piece, and I usually finish with a graphite grid, "holding" all of the disparate pieces together.
I'm happy to say that these pieces on clapboards are my most popular pieces, and these three have been sold, along with two others. It's not easy to find the original, aged clapboards though, so I can't limit my work to these even if I wanted to.