This gallery shows off the wide range of possibilities I have to enhance my images by creating "painterly" effects of some of my favorite photos. Before commencing with the digital painting, I'll often assemble pieces of several of my photos to create a brand new composition, just as traditional painter might do.
This watercolor style image was created in multiple phases: It started with intentional camera movement during the original exposure, 2) color enhancement on the digital file and 3) applying a water color effect using digital paint brushes.
Note that the tulip was past it's prime and had begun to lose petals. That's why the stamens are visible.
Original photo, then painted digitally during the Spring of 2009
Amsterdam Tulips. One of my new digital paintings. Best when viewed large.
Amsterdam Canal. One of my new digital paintings. Best when viewed large.
Tivoli, Italy. Outside Rome.
The process for creating the three "streaky" images started with a long exposures of colorful fish at the Georgia Aquarium. Once back in my studio, I then processed the streaks of colors using digital techniques so that the resulting images resemble watercolor paintings. (You may have seen the original photos in the "Abstract" gallery of this site.)