Photo Retouching

My Grandmother was quite the artist, I am told, though I have never seen any of her paintings (she died many years before I was born, sadly).

What I have seen are a few of her retouched photographs. Back in the teens and 1920’s this was quite the ‘hobby’, taking black and white photographs and painting directly on them with semi-transparent paint / ink created especially for the process.

As a long time fan of old photographs, especially black and whites from at least 100 years ago I thought I might see what I could accomplish in the digital age. Here are some of my results (the bottom image is of my Father’s family taken at White Rock BC about 1936, my Father at upper right and my Grandmother at lower left):

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