Photos to Paint: March 2012

| March 4, 2012

March 2012 Photos to Paint Challenge

Photos to Paint: March 2012 Simplified

Simplified March 2012 Photos to Paint Challenge

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March’s Photos to Paint Challenge

Let’s try something different the March Photos to Paint challenge. I am giving you two photos work work from. One is an original photo and the other has been digitally simplified to give you some ideas about how to simplify the subject matter. I sometimes use this method to help me sort through the clutter. Look at the trees for instance. I think the simplified version provides a reasonably accurate method of simplifying them. My personal preference for this painting would be to apply detail around the boat house and render the remaining portions in a more abstract way. That’s just me though. I really look forward to seeing how you handle this challenge for yourself!

This beautiful scene is located in France’s Loire Valley in the village just outside the Chateau of Azay Le Rideau.

Please use the form below to submit your painting. Your picture should be a high-quality jpg image that is at least 480 pixels along its longest dimension at 72 pixels per inch.

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Thanks as always for participating,

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  1. A.Barlow says:

    Might have to make some time to play with this one.

  2. Nancie says:

    Loved the simplified one – perfect for my style! Thanks Lee!

  3. Lee says:

    You’re welcome Nancie. Looking forward to your piece!

  4. Lee says:

    I hope you do Aaron!