Raleigh artist Susan Jones of Tipping Paint Gallery showcases photography

Susan Jones, Ascending, 2015, 20” x 16”

Susan Jones, Ascending, 2015, 20” x 16”

Susan Jones of Tipping Paint Gallery discusses her beautiful photography in this expose.  A Raleigh artist showing work in Raleigh's Warehouse District her photography is a true addition to Raleigh art and North Carolina art.  Enjoy!

 

Susan Jones, artist. 
www.skjonesart.com.com.    
Gallery - Tipping Paint Gallery. 
311 West Martin St., Raleigh, NC. 
www.tippingpaintgallery.com. 

Susan Jones was drawn to old hand colored photographs so she decided to study techniques and media to create a contemporary version. 

Susan Jones, Assorted Flowers, colored pencil on inkjet print, matted, 18" x 24"

Susan Jones, Assorted Flowers, colored pencil on inkjet print, matted, 18" x 24"

Photographs for handcoloring are printed with an eye to where the color will be applied while maintaining good contrast in the black and white areas. Using Photoshop allows her to blend layers and make corrections easily. 

The photographs are printed to resemble the under-painting technique, grisaille, used by The Old Masters.  Glazing is created by applying color in thin, transparent layers of colored pencil.  Most of Susan’s current work is created using 5 pencils; cyan, yellow, magenta, indigo and white, giving the work a special depth. 

Susan’s choice of subject matter reflects her training as an illustrator and documentarian; she loves to photograph the world around her and hopes to share with the viewer a different way of seeing