Today I spent four or five hours painting a photograph by hand. This is a time consuming task because once I begin applying the oil paints, I have to finish painting before they dry. This means the entire thing must be done in one sitting. The shot was taken on Ilford’s Delta 400 speed black & white film and printed onto warmtone fiber-based paper. I used Marshall’s photo oils, cotton and toothpicks to change it from a black and white to a vintage-looking color photograph! I absolutely love the look. My handpainted photographs are extremely special, and I can’t wait to give this one to the bride, Sandra! To see more samples of my handpainted photographs, please click here.

Check it out:

I start with this:

Move on to this:

and end up with this!

6 thoughts on “Handpainting

  1. Jules!!!!!!!!!! You are so awesome!!!! It was so cool to get to meet you the other day!!! Please just call and surprise me one day to chat!!! You’re so great!

    The hand-painted image is gorgeous!!!! Wow! It’s such a unique product that you can market, and I bet it’s incredibly rewarding to see a finished product like that one!

  2. Dear Jules,

    I LOVE IT! I knew I would…I just love your work….I think you are extremely talented! Thank you for immortalizing my beautiful wedding day with your great work….and capturing how truly beautiful I felt on that day…thank you! thank you! thank you!

    love, Sandra

  3. Hi Jules,

    What beautiful work. It is SO wonderful to see that the art of hand painting photographs has not fallen by the wayside. I am sure that the bride will adore this image.
    I certainly do!

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