Creating a Painterly Image

Woodstock Farm Canoe

The image above matches pretty well what I remember of the artist's finished painting. The image below shows the initial image which I captured. 


As you can see, I shot the above image pretty wide to allow for some creative cropping for the finished image. I cropped the image quite a bit to provide more focus on the canoe. Topaz Simplify was used during post-processing to take out details, providing a more painterly look, as seen in the top image. Lightroom was also used to brighten the image and provide a little more contrast.