Nina has delved into the world of painting. These are her first acrylic paintings on 5″ x 5″ canvases.
She has taken some black and white vintage photos, manipulated them in photoshop and applied them to her canvas as a base to begin her painting. This is a great way to learn to paint. Several illustration instructors when I was in art school used this method for their paintings. Although back then, we were not using home computers and printers, we were relying on xerox machines to manipulate our photos. The benefit is that you see exactly where to put shadows and highlights while you paint. This helps you to understand how to make an image look dimensional, while you transform the photo into a unique new image with paint.