Turning Old B&W Photos into a Painting

A custom house portrait by Michelle Schneider, 20x30"

A custom house portrait by Michelle Schneider, 20x30"

custom house painting, arial view, zoom

custom house painting, arial view, zoom

old black and white photo turned into a painting

old black and white photo turned into a painting

I genuinely love getting requests like this recent one to turn a collection of old black and white photos into a new colorful house portrait, especially when I'm informed that the house no longer exists! What a tribute to this old farm house and the many memories it stored.

Painting this portrait made me feel like I was illustrating the cover of a book about this house and the property, those golden hills and dark trees. Like I am now, somehow, a part of it's history and the telling of it's stories. 

Sometimes old, blurry black and white pictures are the only images a person has of a home. While those pictures are such a treasure, I love to reimagine them in color and feel privileged that my customers trust me to recreate their childhood memories in this way. 

I count it a blessing to be a part of your stories!

If you have old, blurry photos like these that you'd like me to reimagine in color, simply purchase a portrait today to get the process started (here).