An Old Mural – My First

From about the age of nine I have painted many different art projects including portraits, still life, scenery and even contemporary pieces. I have dabbled in all mediums but prefer acrylics.

When I was about twenty seven, I decided to start painting murals. I recently found a couple of photographs of the first large mural I painted back in 1979. Sadly they have faded and discolored with age. A problem with painting murals is you can not take them with you and a picture may be the only reference you have of your work. And these pictures are only about 5″ X 5″.

I tried to correct them myself with my exsisting computer software but I will need a professional to truly bring out the best and save them for me. I would like to get them saved in a larger size.

If anyone reading this can give me an idea where t go to have these restored I would greatly appreciate it. The first two are how my original pictures look now. The others are pictures after I tried to correct the colors and sharpness.

Original, untouched mural photos from 1979    VirgoMural2

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I tried to sharpen the photo but it made my artwork look bad, especially the eyes.

I tried to sharpen the photo but it made my artwork look bad, especially the eyes.

After I tried to 'correct' the color.

After I tried to ‘correct’ the color.

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