I don’t do too many landscape paintings mostly because I don’t shoot very many landscapes… When I was in Texas we were photographing birds from blinds and this is one of the features that they planted and hoped for birds to use it as a perch. When the light was getting soft in the late afternoon, I took this image of the prickly pear cactus and lantana. I thought it would look pretty good as a painting and this is what I created.
I recently took a client to the Everglades for a private workshop and we were working on a trick using white balance settings to enhance the colors of a sunset. I made this sunset stitching together two horizontal images and then cropping it to a panorma. The last step was to “paint” the image. I’ve included the before and after images.