Dianne Poinski is a professional photographer who hand-colors her black and white photographs with PanPastel with beautiful results. Dianne lives and works in Sacramento, California.
“I first began using PanPastel shortly after I started shooting with a digital camera. For years I printed fiber based prints in the darkroom and used photo oil paints on these prints. Since I was now printing pigment prints on cotton rag paper, using oil paints was no longer an option.
Other methods I had seen of coloring digital prints with pastels did not have the same translucent quality that the oil paints possessed. It was this quality that I was not willing to give up and PanPastel was the answer.
PanPastel has made it possible for me to continue to hand-color my digital photographs. I was thrilled when I discovered the ease and convenience of PanPastel. “ - Dianne Poinski
About Dianne Poinski
After working almost exclusively with black and white Images for several years, she was introduced to the art of hand coloring and found a completely new realm of possibilities.
Dianne’s images are available worldwide as prints published by Portal Publishing and Bentley Publishing Group. Corporate collectors include St Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento and ResMed Corporation in South Carolina.
Dianne lives and works in Sacramento, California.
Our latest Q&A is with New York City based artist Beverly Brown. We wanted to share her beautiful PanPastel paintings and to find out more about her creative process and why she uses PanPastel. Beverly used PanPastel Colors for all of the work shown below.
My grandfather was a painter, illustrator, and professor. I grew up sitting on his lap watching him draw. It fascinated me. I had an amazing (and patient, ha) art teacher in high school that nurtured my abilities and helped me create a portfolio that was awarded several scholarships to major art schools.
Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland, USA and Italy. Trained as an oil painter, she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media. Lora teaches workshops in Contemporary Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an E-course, due to be released this year. She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
Our latest Artist Q&A is with Canadian artist Amy Hetherington of Headspace Illustrations.
We have been following Amy’s work on Instagram, and love how she uses PanPastel for her beautifully delicate nature inspired illustrations. So we asked Amy to tell us more about her work, and how she uses PanPastel.