The next four pictures are 4 photos I took to assemble the collage from which I made the painting.
The last picture is a detail of my working. It takes me a long, long time to do these. Rarely can I do one in a week--it often takes a month to six weeks. I literally paint over every stroke (often more than once with many shades and hues). Some people are much faster at it. I am very slow.
(I also worked on the sky picture BEFORE you see it here. It was just grey.) The lighthouse picture I used as a starter was from wall paper. (Top one for monthly challenge).
I have exhibited my work in shows for digital artwork on several occasions, but there are people who say that this is not art! I get confused, myself.
But a photograph can be art and a collage can be art, so why not a digitally painted collage? What is art? American Heritage defines "art" as:
"The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty; specifically, the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium."
I envisioned this , arranged it, and created it, from images I made for the purpose, and I declare it to be Art! (Click images to view larger.)