When Fred Steele purchased the property, he was not made aware that the California Department of Transportation intended to seize the property in a few years for expansion of the road going up to Big Bear Lake. As a result, he sued the seller in one of the earliest cases involving real estate disclosure requirements. A car was added to increase the visual interest of the colorized piece.
I digitize old black and white photos and create color compositions; digital paintings. It's more than simply colorizing. I strive to create art; a visual gateway to the past, but in a new and different way. This all started in 2006 in Palm Springs where I had an art gallery. Street scenes from black and white postcards were the most popular and have won the most awards. Two examples are Chi Chi and Cubana and Radio City - Hollywoodland. I love doing people too, as you can tell.
Look for the red Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of this screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you can view this image on ten sample walls, or even Upload a Photo of your own wall as a background to view the art on! Directions on how to use the Live Preview are available here. Have fun playing with something really useful!
Sizes are approximate. Click here to see a digital restoration example.