Evolution of a Project

I have been working hard to return to my passion of hand painting photos. When I first began exhibiting and selling my artwork I was painting large pinhole photographs with Marshall oils.

My return to painting photographs started with some experiments during a 2-week residency at Hambidge, in Rabun Gap, Ga. From there I brushed up on my digital negative skills with a workshop at the George Eastman House taught by Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth.

One of the great perks about taking a workshop at the Eastman House is you get the opportunity to view artwork from their permanent collection. I was fortunate to see some great historical examples of hand painted salt prints.

I am very happy with the direction my photographs are going. The images are salt prints from digital negatives I compose utilizing vintage cabinet cards and personal imagery. Each work is painted with watercolor and gouache and are one-of-a-kind.

For more information on this project or to arrange a studio visit feel free to contact me at rslarson@mac.com.