I got Gene to take some screen shots to show the development of taking a canvas image from photograph to a high quality digital image.
After I complete a painting, the first stage is to take several photographs. He then opens them up in the compositing program Nuke (used for motion pictures), here are some visuals so you can get an idea of the process:
This part takes Gene about an hour for each
piece, he came up with this process himself and is often tweaking it as software develops.