Photo art stretches a photograph toward another visual form, such as painting. It combines both the detail of a photograph with the texture achieved in traditional art.

A tow boat pushes a barge up-river in December, near Decatur, Alabama.
Textures and blending pushed this photograph of tow boat on the Tennessee River toward watercolor art.
Photo Art: photograph of the railroad bridge in Decatur, Alabama.
The railroad bridge in Decatur, Alabama captured as a photograph and rendered to look like a watercolor.
A bald cypress tree near the Tennessee River is given textures using iPhone apps.
A bald cypress tree near the Tennessee River is given textures using iPhone apps.
Photograph of a Sacristan preparing the Altar for Mass at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.
From an iPhone photograph, this image was repainted in Corel Painter to resemble oil or acrylic art.
Watercolor style applied to a photograph of sailboats docked at the Joe Wheeler State Park marina.
Photo of the marina at Joe Wheeler State Park in Alabama, textured to resemble watercolor art.
Photograph of a barn in Cullman, Alabama, rendered with an artistic technique.
Starting with a Canon photo, iPhone apps added texture and accented colors in this image of a barn in Cullman, Alabama.
Photograph of Wheeler Lake, near Huntsville, Alabama, rendered in a watercolor style.
Originally taken near Birding Site 24 in northern Alabama, this photo was treated with several texturing apps to give it an art appearance.
Mill Creek, a small stream, flows between two suburban neighborhoods, in Madison, Alabama.
Mill Creek, a small stream, flows between two suburban neighborhoods, in Madison, Alabama.
Downtown Madison, Alabama rendered as a watercolor painting.
A digital photoraph from a Canon camera was transformed into a watercolor by repainting the image in Corel Painter.