Photomanipulation from personal photographs.
The original photo was taken at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washinton located in Northern Virginia While visiting family this summer.
The original image was simplified for detail and color palette, using topaz filters in photoshop, to obtain a more primitive look.
I added the carriage and horses, from a photo taken several years ago in Williamsburg VA.
Multiple layers of texture were added to create a more vintage look. Including several personal acyrylic painting that were created just for texture as well as a piece of parchment from the back of a copy of " The Declaration of Independence"…it seemed fitting.A paper place matte from the Mount Vernon Inn ( where I had lunch) featuring an old painting of Mount Vernon being built, was the inspiration for the “primitive look”.