Photographic Paintings

Everyone always does this when they first start playing with photoshop. You have to go through all of the filters and figure out what everything does. It's always trivial and for the most part if you don't really know how to fine tune it always looks like....well it's not good. Lately I've been considering buying large(30x40 and up) prints/canvas to hang in my house from some of my favorite images that I've shot over the last few years. I was curious what it would look like if I tried to manipulate them to where they looked like paintings of some sort. This is what I came up with. Let me know your thoughts!!! 

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