Landscape Tips

Choosing the best photo

Here are some tips for choosing a good landscape photo to turn into a painting!

  • Image has a foreground, middle ground, and background

  • Image is not TOO busy

  • Consider the size/orientation of the photo. Your canvas will by  10" x 20". Horizontal orientation is recommended. 

Foreground, middle ground, and background in a Van Gogh Painting
A Bad Photo vs. a Good Photo and Why!
Bad Photo
  • Foreground is too busy and dominates the image

  • You can't see to the horizon

Good Photo
  • Has a foreground, middle ground, and background

  • Eye is drawn to the horizon

Submit your chosen photo to If you're not sure if your photo is a good choice, email it to anyway and we will let you know if it's a good option!

The Nuveen Center is accessible to all visitors–whatever their ability. Each room is wheelchair accessible, including classrooms and restroom. Guide animals are also welcome. Feel free to call us in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs. 

Address: 106 E. Colby St.

             Whitehall, MI 49461


Phone: (231) 893-2524

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          Saturday, 11am - 3pm

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