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Mary, a 11th-grade art teacher in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, thought the exact same thing.
Despite her love for painting and the many improvements she’d made to her techniques over the years, she could not figure out how to paint from photographs.
It frustrated her beyond belief…
It seems so simple!
But her paintings usually ended up abandoned before they were even finished.
Whenever her painting friends would bring up the topic, Mary always had the same response:
“ Photos were never meant to be turned into paintings. It’s too hard. They just don’t have any life. The goal of a painting isn’t to make a copy of a photo, it’s to make a great painting.”
No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t nail the right perspective.
She couldn’t get the colors to shine and pop off the canvas.
The joy of painting seemed hauntingly absent when she tried to paint from photos.
After a while, she came to believe photos were simply not an option.
And so for years she thought it was impossible…
Until the day Mary found herself in a painting class about painting from photographs...
Where she picked up a few simple techniques that flipped her negative beliefs on their head, opening a world of possibility.
It turns out everyone was wrong.
She learned she could make wonderful, “alive” paintings from photographs.
In just a few hours, Mary learned how to take some of her favorite photos and make them come to life on the canvas.
Mary still loves painting from life when possible, but a new source of joy has entered her life for those times when she can’t get outdoors to paint, or those times when she snaps a shot of a moment she would never have time to draw. And she is not alone. People are taking up this pastime all over the country.
Learning to paint from photos gives you unlimited options for creating paintings that give you joy and make you proud.
Anyone, even total beginners, can learn how to take a good photo and turn it into an amazing painting…
All it takes is some imagination and a great teacher.
If you want to learn how to paint captivating, beautiful, colorful paintings from photos, then look no further than fine artist Shelby Keefe.
When Shelby picks up a paintbrush, she wants to transport the viewer to a new world…
“I want to convey light, light, light, and a moment in time, or perhaps a feeling of place, a smell in the air. I want to remind them of a place they’ve been but can’t necessarily remember, or a place in their imagination that takes them back home.”
Shelby’s process for turning photos into paintings is amazing, not just because of how beautiful her paintings are, but because of just how easy she makes it.
Anyone who loves to paint will be won over by Shelby’s simple style.
Until now, you had to be lucky enough to live in Milwaukee, like Mary, to take one of her classes, or hope she’d show up to do a class or workshop in a city near you.
Painting From Photographs
A How-to Guide to Making Paintings Come Alive
Featuring a complete step-by-step walkthrough as Shelby takes one of her favorite photos and turns it into a painting with unimaginable simplicity and depth.
By the end of this training, you’ll know EXACTLY what to do to turn a static photo into a living, breathing painting.
You’ll be creating paintings that make you feel like you’re in the scene…
But with an added layer of beauty and nostalgia that a photo cannot convey!
In this one-of-a-kind training, you’ll learn: