Every year I vacation in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and I like to take advantage of my time off to try out some larger scale arts and crafts projects. This year I wanted to try my hand at painting, but I’m not exactly the best artist in the world, so I came up with a system to let me turn my digital photos into a blueprint for a large painting.
The idea is simple. Just take a digital photograph you like, shrink it down to a small size with a limited palette of colors, and then recreate that small image on a large canvas. I did a test run this past week with a picture I took of a lobster, but there’s no reason why anyone can’t use these methods to create their own personalized painting of their favorite digital picture.
Read on to learn how it was done.