This weekend, a number of people has independently complimented me "on my painting," upon seeing some of my photographs in print.
I took it as a a positive sign, of course.
That impressionistic effect is best achieved with macro photography, like this image.
Of course, I had to mentally block the frustrating fact that I haven't had the chance to paint in quite some time, even though I was once quite skilled.
And I will be again.