As you know, I derive great pleasure in taking a photo which appeals to me and making it a painting. To the extent you can visual the final Painting – or at least come close, you are all the better for it. Your workflow and process will go more smoothly. I was fascinated by this architecture. I decided that I wanted to give the image more space so I enlarged the canvas area and extended the sky and water. From that, I could make a sketch and begin to paint adding and removing elements, and adjusting colors as the painting evolved.
A Sketch Can be Made in Painter or Photoshop
Final Painting with Additional Texture Layer Applied