This is a painting from a photo I took on my phone when we were out walking by the river one sunny day a few months ago. I attempted this painting in oils but failed miserably and had to wipe it all off..
But I returned to the source photo with using my student grade acrylics to do this kind of impressionistic realism. It was the first time I've done an acrylic painting in this style, but I had great fun doing this. I'm still learning about how to use acrylics, and there are a lot of mistakes, but I think it looks abstract up close and realistic from a distance. I think my impressionistic style is developing and there is a lot of new things to try with this and acrylics.