Sunday, 30 January 2011

I am soothed


I have been digital collaging, listening to music and sipping a small glass of wine - the last of the weekend bottle (frugal times...) It's got more layers than an ogre (watch Shrek for explanation!), but I love staring into its depths and dreaming.... Don't you just think there's epic story in there? Do you want to turn the pages? Who is the ghostly figure?

Well, this piece started off as an experiment in Black & White for The Three Muses same-titled challenge, but I guess my Muse clearly fancied their Take a Word challenge of Vintage instead! I drained the colour of a flower photograph with the exception of the red dahlia. It was pretty enough, but where was the drama? I put some context in with another of my photographs of Coton Manor House. Kim Klassen supplied a texture (in fact it was this week's freebie, so thanks Kim :) and I added some mystique with some images I bought from Etsy.

I love experimenting in this way. The layers are out of proportion with intent. What lush colour and texture. What story... I could play all day.

38 comments:

  1. Oh I love this piece!!! I have never worked with anything digital as far as my art goes (just digital photography and really just to print out pics) and this is stunning!
    I swear I should have been born in victorian times and this piece just transports me there! Wish I could step into this scene and find out what mysteries await this lovely lady...

    My imagination is taking me places...
    Smiles

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  2. Beautiful collage and yes full of mystery and a sense of perhaps gothic romance. Love this piece!

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  3. All those layers are resulted in a magnificent vintage piece, Lisa!

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  4. This piece seems to go on forever -- I guess that's what qualifies it as vintage?!?! Great blending, Lisa!

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  5. This is incredible - and I love how you explained its creation. It does indeed draw the viewer in, and they become like part of the piece ~ which I believe truly makes it a "living" piece of art. Love, love, love it!

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  6. Oooh!! I think this piece is absolutely beautiful!! I so love what you've done here!!

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  7. I am totally with you on the subject of digital art as therapy. To see a picture evolving through such a peaceful process is rewarding and calming. Your vintage piece is superb. I love the rich textures and the retaining of splashes of red amid the sepias. This is truly an exquisite artpiece. Stunning.
    (Now you have me believing my Zetti lady is blinking).

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  8. This is wonderful! I love the layered feeling and the old world feeling, I feel as though I could step into this. Sounds like you had fun creating too.

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  9. Wow, I feel like I could grab that flower off the page. Really beautiful.

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  10. I am soothed...perfect title for this yummy piece. You know I admire you so...
    I have to get to reading your story on your last post...how do I get so behind????????
    xox

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  11. this is beautiful. My friend, who is also an artist, loves to collage online at polyvore.com and she's done amazing stuff

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  12. Wow, this is beautiful and so rich, there is so much depth and detail - brilliant! Cheers!

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  13. mysterious... i love it dark!!

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  14. Mysterious, dark and beautiful! Great work.xx

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  15. Your layering technique is superb! There's so much to see in this wonderfully beautiful piece.

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  16. This is so rich and deep. It makes me want to dive in and learn the story here. Beautiful work!

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  17. The stuff of dreams...definitely a dream-scape quality...wonderful work Lisa!

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  18. ooooh la la...that piece is beau-ti-ous!

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  19. I love the depth you have ceated with the layering, and also the splash of red in the foreground. Fabulous!

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  20. Great work and this is very mystical.

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  21. wonderful picture - with a very mysterious story too it - I imagine.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  22. Just dreamy, I looked at it a long time, very restful!!!

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  23. You are right Lisa. I can definitely see an epic story within this beautiful image. She is so enchanting and enchanted. I could get lost in this one. Beautiful.

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  24. A fabulous collage full of mystery. Love it.

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  25. Dreamy, beautiful piece, Miss Lisa!

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  26. Me??? I am soothed as well!! A magnificent piece.

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  27. Amazing piece amd really would be at home in a XIX century mistery novel.

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  28. thats so perfect and full of atmosphere, beautiful work
    also i just wanted to let you know i have a free shabby chic collage sheet for today only, please feel free to pop by and grab it while its there.
    have a lovely day
    hugs June x

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  29. Takes the breath away! A real visual delight!

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