I was listening in the car to an audio CD of the book, Success through a Positive Mental Attitude, by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, when an amazing thing happened. I heard these words: “If you think you can do something, you probably can.”Incredible! I have said that in my Artistry Painting for Photographers Retreats to encourage photographers who think they can paint to go for it! And there were my words, coming from Napoleon Hill, who got the skinny on success from Andrew Carnegie. So I guess you can believe me when I tell you that if you think you can paint photos, you probably can! Of course, I already knew my words were true because I’ve done it. I’ve gone from never Qnishing paintings to exhibiting my art in a gallery in New York’s prestigious Chelsea section! All because I Qgured I could. So here it is: If you think you can create paintings from your photos, you probably can! Many photographers believe that either you’re an artist, or you’re not. This book dispels that myth. If you’re a photographer, you have a certain visual sense that led to your interest in photography. Add to that the theories that artists learn in art school, and the knowledge of how to use Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop, and voilá—you’ll be painting your photos sooner than you can say Toulouse-Lautrec!