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 have a youtube channel where I’ve 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. (I swear, only in Tokeland, man.) Click here for that second video. The third video explains how to use photo pencils. It also gives a great tip on what to use in place of the long discontinued PM Solution. Click here for that third video.
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.
Another thing I do is 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.