What I really want to say is I DID IT!!!
This piece is of a painting taken from a photo dated near the early 1900′s. For unknown reasons it was taken from its original frame and stepped on. (gasp) I had only 4 faded pieces to work from. Portions of both faces and clothing had to be recreated.
Just click on the painting to see what I had to work with.
Welcome to my new website. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here. I would like to start with a bit about what I do and how I got here.
First I would like to thank my wonderful husband/geek Doyle Calvert of DigitalDoyle for his expertise in WordPress and Thesis. Doyle worked with me to make my design a reality in website form. Also for his many years in support of my work and all the great times we have had together.
I have been involved in the creative arts in one way or another from a very early age. Sketching, photography, painting. I have painted anything from figurines to walls. My love of photography prompted me to dive into Adobe Photoshop many years ago. Photoshop is great for graphics as well as photography so, well lets just say I was hooked.
Along with Photoshop I use Corel Painter to produce digital oil and watercolor paintings. These paintings can be printed on canvas or water color paper for display in home or office.
Then there is my long time love for old photographs – you know the ones that need a little (sometimes a lot) of TLC. I can’t help but wonder who these people were and where they came from. I very much enjoy bringing these photographs back to life through my photo restoration.
This website mainly focuses on photo restoration and digital photo painting. In the future I hope to post short articles on how this work is done, before and after photos, and a maybe a story or two about the people in the historical photo restorations.
You can see many of my works in the Portfolio section and more to come in the near future. Click on any of the thumbnails throughout the site to enlarge the photos. Please enjoy.
Photo of Darla at the Grand Canyon around age 5. Trying very hard to take over her Father’s new movie camera.