Ray Turley, an 82 year-old New Zealand woman, got a new career when she started taking tutorials to learn how to turn photographs into art. Now she sells around twelve canvases a year, she says.

Landscapes are her big sellers. She learned how to use Corel Painter and Photoshop from tutorials on Karen Sperling’s latest DVD, called “Painting for Photographers.” We were impressed by Turley’s art. You can see it at

You don’t have to know much to follow the DVDs. They go step-by-step. But you will need patience to learn the full bag of tricks. The DVD isn’t cheap at $140, but it’s probably cheaper than tuition for art lessons.

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