Oct 23, 2018 | By: Sam Gray Portraits Master Artist, Master Photographer, Cr., Fellow-ASP, CPP
Turn Your Photos into a Work of Art
Over the years, clients have brought in personal photographs they wish to have elevated to a fine art piece. This particular client had taken a spectacular image on his iPhone while traveling in the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The image captured his son in the foreground being awed by the breathtaking view.
The process was quite involved; initially, the image was made into a 45" high resolution image and color corrections made. Then the surface of the water was penetrated to reveal the hidden colors below. Clouds were added to give more dimension and the son’s shirt changed to a more complementary color.
The client returned to discuss final details. Initially, he had discussed a monochromatic portrait as his medium; but upon seeing the brilliant colors, he decided to have a Master Oil Painting done. Given creative liberties, more color was added and a Monet inspired style was used to create this art piece. The final work was completed and a much cherished heirloom was given as a gift to the client’s mother.
The Original I Phone Image Scene
Color corrections were made, sharpened details throughout, changed the shirt color, pulled down his shoulders a bit, enhanced the water and greenery, then added clouds. A color and black and white version was made for the client to consider.
The client then decided to have it made into a Master Oil Painting
Below is the completed Master Oil Painting...
If you have an art project needing assistance, I have thousands of images In my collection from across the United States and around the world. I’ve been amassing these images for more than 50 years. There are a variety of options to choose from including : Fine Art Photographs, Oil Paintings , Chalk, Pastels, Watercolor, Digital Art, or Mixed Media Paintings. I can also take one of your personal images and make it into an original "One of a Kind Art Piece". I specialize in Portraits and Fine Art Photography of Families and Children. However, I find great pleasure in working with landscapes, both as photographs or paintings.
Although I am located in Raleigh, North Carolina, I work with clients from all over the country. If you would like to discuss any ideas, please call me at 919.781.7501 and upload your image here on our site. Link... http://www.samgrayportraits.com/your-art