“The Oil on Canvas Effect developed from my desire to combine photography with fine art. I love the look of portraits painted in oil, so I set out to achieve that rich oil effect with my photography. It took several years of testing and trying various methods to finally develop a digital painting process that gave me the oil on canvas look. It takes three different photography programs using pixels like puddles of paint. With special programmed brushes I can achieve the strokes to accomplish the desired effect. Each portrait takes nearly two days to paint. My goal is for the viewer to see fifty percent photography and fifty percent oil painting. I print these creations on a textured linen paper to further resemble the Oil on Canvas Effect. I can achieve this effect on anything, but so far my favorite subjects are children and brides.”

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