The Original Photo
Edition size of 1 (one)
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Signed by Artist Nancy Lee Moran
Date of Creation: 2007
Nancy used for glazing:
100% lightfast oil pigments by Daniel Smith (USA) and Winsor & Newton (England)
The last photo shows how Nancy created the glazes of color.
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Some collectors have asked me to create small original works that would be more affordable than oil paintings. In 2004, therefore, I began to use oil glazes on black and white (and also sepia) photographs, a process that takes less time than a full painting. Suppose I compare making a painting to the baking of a cake from scratch, from selecting the recipe to assembling all the ingredients. In that case, hand-coloring a photo is like putting the icing on a cake that has already been baked. It is the fun, colorful part, made easy because the photo supplies the drawing and values (light and dark areas).
I select a photo that I have taken. First I seal the photo, to protect it from the oil glazes. I then apply from four to twelve glazes of color and add texture by hand.
If you would like to know more about handcolored photos, here is a link on my website: