what does digital photography do for my art? it is a new unique way of “painting”- What makes it unique is the painterly attention to the image that I can get using a low resolution 3.5 mp. First the photo itself must have the composition, framed as a painting is – any image will tell a story, it is told with relativity, balance, focus. Then the subtle and interesting aspects of the image are developed using handwork, complex selection – elements will be hand-drawn to emphasize a line, shape, contrasting planes, etc. With a painterly approach the final piece is complete in “emotional” likeness, and potentially reflects a new reality.