Gallery ::: > Dia de los Muertos project

Claire and Family – Austin, Texas
black and white photograph, oil paint
Beauty Parlor – Austin, Texas
black and white photograph, oil paint
dia de los muertos, holga photo
black and white photograph and oil paint
Backyard Bones – Austin, Texas
painted black and white photograph
dia de los muertos holga photo
black and white photograph and oil paint
Rosco, Liberty Lunch – Austin, Texas
black and white photograph and oil paint
Michael – Austin, Texas
painted black and white photograph
Meredith and Bear – Wimberly, Texas
painted black and white photograph
The Player – Austin, Texas
painted black and white photograph
KVET Radio – Austin, Texas
black and white photograph and oil paint
Michelle en la Cocina – Austin, Texas
painted black and white photograph
Michelle – Austin, Texas
painted black and white photograph
The Bride – Waring, Texas
painted black and white photograph
painted Holga portrait guy and his dog
painted black and white photograph
Holga photo altered Day of the Dead
Painted black and white photograph
manipulated Holga photo day of the dead theme
hand painted black and white photograph

These images were originally part of a group show I participated in at the Mexic–Arte Museum in Austin in the mid 90's. Years later, when I discovered them again, I picked up the project where I left off and continue to shoot portraits I can manipulate.

Each image originated as a straight portrait on film, printed on fiber based paper, and then painted over with acrylic or oil paint. Scanning the image and running it through Photoshop allowed me to even out the black and white tones for the finished image.