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Bromoils by Elise LaJeunesse
The art of bromoil is a labor intensive process which began in the late 1890’s and is currently practiced by a small number of artists worldwide. It is a unique art form.
The art of bromoil begins with a carefully chosen black and white photograph. The photograph is printed on a specialty paper and the silver is removed through a bleaching and tanning chemical process.
Permanent lithograph ink (a hard printer’s type ink) is then added back to the bleached image with a variety of brushes and the ink is stippled into the print.
The result is a beautiful painterly quality image with rich textures, thus creating a one of a kind piece of artwork.
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