Really enjoying this thread. I am new to digital painting so I am pretty slow.
Here is my first attempt.
I chose George Caleb Bingham's "Fur traders descending the missouri" because of the the balance between the empty top half and busy bottom half and the balance of the reflection in the water and the cat in silhouette.
After an hour it looked like this
and after an hour and a half it looked like this - I'm not sure if it has improved..
All comments are welcome.