has recently carried over to some
of my artwork.
While I am out searching for vintage
treasures I often come across
old cabinet card and tin type photos.
I am instantly drawn in
and wonder about the life these people
may have lived, where their
families are now and how on earth
did these treasured heirlooms
end up in thrift and antique shops?
If the price isn't too out of reach
or if a particular photo speaks to me
I will buy it and bring it home.
This year while going through some
of my collection I realized that
I was particulary attracted to the
fact that they were not in color.
I decided to try and create a portrait
from the images using only sepia tones
and this was the result.
these are both done with sepia tone
acrylic paints on canvas paper.
I matted both pieces and framed
them in gilded wood frames
and loved the effect.
Both pieces sold at the art auction
and people really seemed to
I enjoyed the process so much that
I plan on doing more of this type
of painting and may even try my hand at
going through some old family photos
and doing the same thing.
Wouldn't that be fun to have a
painting of family members???