Santa Fe, New Mexico sidewalk (faux painting) alvin December 3, 2019 - 8:45am

Just like my Jenny Lane Cottage painting, this is another small version of a “faux painting” I recently created from a photo. This one is of a sidewalk in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The complexity of this image was in removing several modern aspects from the original photo, including signs that were on those green columns, and cars that were in the street. Everything after that is what has become fairly standard work with Gimp for me, including making it look like an oil painting, and signficantly modifying and enhancing the colors.

Painting of a church, La Fonda hotel, Santa Fe, NM alvin September 10, 2019 - 5:16pm

As I continue to work through photos, this is a photo of a painting of a church, which I believe I saw in the lobby of the La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Painting of road, mountain, and rain, Santa Fe, New Mexico alvin September 10, 2019 - 5:11pm

I don’t remember exactly where I saw this painting, but I know it was somewhere in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Probably inside a large hotel I can’t remember the name of at the moment.

Jenny Lane Cottage painting (Homer, Alaska)

This is a small version of a “painting” I’ve been working on. It’s from a photo I took when I was staying at the Jenny Lane Cottage(s) in Homer, Alaska. I started with the photo, and have been working on it in Gimp until I finally came up with this image, which hopefully looks a little bit like an oil painting. I’ll be including the full size “painting” in a new app that I’m working on.

While converting a photo to a painting in Gimp is usually fairly easy, it took a lot of work to make sure the bench in this photo/painting came out the way I wanted it to. Even just a few months ago I wouldn’t have been able to create this the way it is. (For that matter I couldn’t have made the mountains in the background look the way they look only two weeks ago.)