Lately I’ve been sharing a lot of photos from my Dad’s side of the family. Today I thought I would bounce back over to my Mom’s side.
This is my Mom’s Grandpa – Francis Henry Duval. The photo was taken and then hand painted with oil paints by his wife Estelle, my great grandmother. She was very talented. I love looking at her work.
13 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Hand Painted With Love”
What a lovely portrait!
Thank you Carol, I am quite fond of it.
Wow, what an amazing job she did of adding color! It looks like a contemporary photograph.
Thank you Amy!
Wow, this is so cool! Painted by your great-grandma!
Yes! She hand-painted many of her photographs. I have dozens.
She did a wonderful job. I remember when that was the custom. In fact, my engagement photo was hand-colored (but not by a family member!).
Thank you Luanne! It was a rather popular service they offered at their studio.
I have a hand coloured photo of my mum as a child which is rather garish. Your gt grandma has been very subtle in her use of colour and created a beautiful picture.
Thank you Cathy! She was rather talented and tasteful. I have dozens of photos she hand colored. Some of the early ones are rather bright and garish but she quickly improved. 🙂
Hi Amberly, my folks have a very large portrait that she painted of us three kids, I am probably 4 in it. I wonder how long it took her to paint it? Grandpa looks very serious in this one. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Heather! I have wondered the same. Her details are so meticulous I can’t imagine it was a fast process especially for the large photos. I agree, he does look serious. She must have liked this one though because she colored the whole thing. I hope you are well!