To create a digital painting from a photo, I take the elements from the photo image and recreate the picture, retaining and enhancing important detail and structure and removing or simplifying unwanted distractions to achieve a more artistic composition.
The image is hand worked using digital brushes which creates a painterly style emulating that of a traditional or contemporary painting.
Inscriptions and additional elements from other photos can be blended into the picture if required
Most photos can benefit from some editing and enhancement prior to enlargement and printing. Watercolour or canvas prints reproduced directly from photo images without change tend to look flat and lifeless.
My aim is to create a digital painting which is sympathetic to the original photo but which enhances depth and feeling.
Every picture is styled and worked uniquely on its own merits and I liaise with the customer throughout the process by means of email drafts and proofs and a posted approval sample to ensure that the resultant picture is one that they will treasure for many years.
The final picture, printed on fine art watercolour paper or on varnished OBA-free canvas using archival pigmented inks, will last a lifetime without yellowing or fading.
Alternatively the picture be supplied as digital image only for use in web pages or printed publications.