I started painting some of these photos--more my impressions of them than actual attempts to duplicate the photos in any exact way. I do not excel at that sort of duplication obviously. The piece above is postcard sized, while the one below is, I think, 7 X 10 inches.
When I paint from photos, from now on, I will also post the photos. I cannot recall WHICH photos I used for these two. I also took a shot at doing some mangroves. THAT one really looks nothing like the photo but turned out, in my opinion, well.
I am judging these by progress and what I wanted them to look like more than anything else. I may try to do more realistic but tho