Photography - B & W and digitial photographic prints
I use B&W film and some photographs are sepia toned to show warmth before they are hand colored using Marshall Photo Oils, photo tinting pens, and/or Prisma pencils.
As a fine arts photographer, one of my main interests is in hand coloring black and white photographs that I print in my darkroom. Many of my photographs were taken during my travels over the last several years. Others depict local subjects such as local landmarks, nature—zoo animals, flowers, city scenes, waterscapes, etc.
The hand coloring technique reflects an old art form that was used before color film was invented and has regained its popularity in recent years as a creative expression of the photographer as an artist.
My attempt to personalize my interpretation of the subject matter depicted, is evident by the spontaneous use of color, as well as the retention of some of the natural aspects of the original black and white areas.
BS—Western KY University
MAEd—Eastern KY University
Rank I in Arts Educatiion—University of Louisville
AWARDS: Best of Show for Realism (Dan Hardesty Award) The Great Artistic Alliance 2006—Hand Colored Silver Gelatin Print of Venice, Italy
Juried member of the KY Arts council Visual Arts at the market Program
Juried member of the Louisville Artisan Guild
Artist Website: www.judyrosatiphotography.com