Theresa Airey, international photographer and author of Creative Photo Printmaking, Creative Digital Printmaking, Digital Photo Art, Beginner's Guide to Digital Photo Art, Bermuda, The Quiet Years and Bermuda, Then and Now has shown her work extensively with separate one woman exhibitions in 18 of the 50 U.S. states. Theresa holds a M.F.A. in Photography and Fine Art. Abroad, she has held major shows in Spain, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Her work has been featured at the Bermuda National Gallery in the Biennial 2006 and 2008. She is also featured in numerous Photography books: most recently in Photography in the 21st Century, published by Delmar Learning, of which she also has the cover image. She is best known for her skill in restoration, infrared photography, and "crossing the boundaries" between traditional printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital art by using the computer as a tool to begin to integrate, orchestrate, and create new images.
|Handcoloring Inkjet Papers
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|Hand Coloring With Conte' Pastel Pencils
|How To Present Your Work
|Arches’ Oleo (Oil) Paper
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper This paper has a tougher finished than the other Epson papers and you can use Marshall Oil pencils on its surface without leaving too much of a shiny surface behind. But removing the color once laid down is impossible. When you try to pull it out the Marshall Oil coloring with a kneaded eraser, the surface breaks down and lifts. Blending is the same....rub too hard and you lift the surface. So if you want intense color or full color in small areas, they work fine. Moab's Entrada: Matte Paper Epson's Fine Art Textured Paper good texture for coloring with pastel pencils Crane's Max....great heavy paper, just about impossible to rub off the inkjet coating...no flaking at all. With Conté pastel Pencils.... The color goes down easily and can be reduced with a kneaded eraser without breaking the surface; the color can be blended also, if a gentle hand is used. However with both of these mediums (pastel pencils and oil pencils) on inkjet-coated surfaces, the secret is not to put the color down with a heavy hand. The Pastel color will blend out or spread, so it is a waste to put it down heavily to begin with, but with inkjet coated papers it is a disaster. When applied with a heavy hand, it will scratch and you will see the "lift ups" of the inkjet coating. My choice would be to go with the Conté pastel pencils and emphasize to apply gently, blend gently, and remove gently...the operative word is gentle As beginners tend to be heavy handed when first learning to color, I would advise getting a sized watercolor paper (non inkjet coated paper) to begin with and then move into using the Epson Enhanced Matte. As watercolor papers are sized for "re-working", their surface is tougher and harder than an inkjet surface. They can remove color easily and lay down a new color without the worry of "lifting" the surface. Both Arches' Bright White Watercolor paper and Fabriano's Classico 5 watercolor papers work very well in inkjet printers and give you a great print. You should buy the l40lbs, Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. The original print will be muted in color if compared to an inkjet print, but if you jack up the saturation and contrast, you will come close to the inkjet version. In any case, if they are to hand color the image, this will not matter. It is a far cheaper way to go, especially for beginners. You can buy both of these at Dick Blick or Daniel Smith for great prices. Especially if you get the 25 pack of 22 x 30 sheets and cut them down yourself.Good Luck