I am still working on old photos – using them as the basis for impressionistic digital paintings. Here is the scan of the original photo. This is not retouched, but it is smaller for the sake of quick loading on this page.
Using that as my reference, I started working on ways to add some unusual colors to the image. I don’t want to just recreate the original photo. I want to make something new based on the photo. And, since I anticipate doing at least a few more of these, I want to have a process for choosing colors that I can use again (that would be the programmer in me trying to assert himself).
In the end, I came up with a fun, impressionistic painting. Well, it was fun for me, anyway. Maybe you’ll like it, too. Here is a close up of the face: