Handtinting photographs

I’ve spent a good part of my professional life hand-tinting photographs with a variety of paints, dyes, pastels, Photoshop etc. (There’s 30 years I won’t get back.) I recently signed up for a youtube channel and have posted three handtinting how-to videos. Click here for a link to the first How-to Handtinting with Oils 101. The second video is specifically about tinting photo canvases with Marshal oils. At the end I include a time lapse portion, tinting a large canvas of a dead great white shark – guts and all – for a client to hang in a seafood / espresso shop down at the docks. Click here for that second video. UPDATE 04-07-20: I added a third video regarding the use of oil pencils AND a simple and easy replacement for the discontinued Marshall’s PM Solution. 

Here are some samples of photos I’ve colorized by various means:

Click on any image for a larger view:

This isn’t general knowledge, but I used to handtint black and white photos for magazine covers. It was a lot of fun. I recently came across some of the covers and thought I’d share.

Here’s another thing I do. I do restorations.

Well, there you have it. My dog hangs out in the studio and doesn’t seem to mind the smell of oil paints. He’s a good sport.