Oct 3, 2009

Something different

I tried working a bit differently today and tried to teach myslef a bit more about Photoshop. I still like hand trimming and hand coloring images, which I did mostly here, but am trying to learn how to clean up and sharpen pictures. Had a small bit of success, still have a lot to learn.

Blue Yonder


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 10/3/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.
This is a 5 x 7 collage using a face and body from the Library of Congress, a castle from flickr's shoofly stock, wings from Itkupilli.etsy.com, background from designer Lorie Davison of Studio Lorie at Scrapbookgraphics.com, and a frame from Holliewood Studios at Oscraps.com. Designer pieces were used with a commercial license. The face, body, wings and castle were reprinted and trimmed with scissors. The face and body were hand colored with ink and pastel.


(in mat)


copyright by Marsha Jorgensen 10/3/09. All rights reserved. You may NOT copy, print, download, or use this image in any way without my permission.

You may download these pictures. They are form the Library of Congress and appear here as they did before I altered them digitally and by hand.





Soccer tomorrow. Then computer work, no art making tomorrow . . . I think.

18 comments:

sharon said...

Blue Yonder is soooo gorgeous Marsha....WOW! I loove it's stunning, striking simplicity!!

Audrey said...

So much gorgeous work, I love it!!

bockel24 said...

As I´m mad about architecture, I LOVE your new piece, Marsha! And thanks for the freebies, they´re great.

Hayley Egan said...

Each piece is quirkier and more creative than the last. I love this one. X Hayley

Kim Mailhot said...

This piece is so beautiful and crisp and sharp, Marsha ! It really gets me - maybe the gorgeous jewel tone you achieved or the haunting look in the eye of the woman you altered...whatever, I really love it.
Thanks for the image - that face is incredible.
Happy Sunday !

Terri Kahrs said...

Hauntingly beautiful and classically gorgeous! Nice work, Marsha! I love the effect of the "frame within a frame" when it's matted. STunning! Thanks for this delicious freebie too! Have fun at soccer! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Seth said...

Wonderful! So interesting to see the "before and after" shots. And I love how the image overlaps the inner frame as well.

Leslie said...

YES!! I love the castle-crown!!

Lumilyon said...

Lookin' good Marsha x

indybev said...

Whatever you're doing, it's working! This is so well done, and I like that the castle/hat extends beyond the inner frame. Castle hats must be the coming thing. I believe Ann's zlightly zetti was sporting one too! Your work always has such clarity, Marsha. This is beautifully done, as are they all!

Lori Saul said...

I love this Marsha and yes it's new and exciting too- beautiful work!

Joy said...

Fascinating to see the two pieces you used Marsha. Thanks for the peek. :o)

yoborobo said...

Love it, Marsha! She is just gorgeous!

Marit said...

Love the architecture!!! Great work! Thanks for the b&w "arabian lady"!!!

Cathy said...

Blue Yonder is a bit different BUT just gorgeous!! I love it as well as Flamingo but the one I REALLY love is
Fish out of Water! That one is just perfect!
have a great week.
Your artwork from my giveaway should finally arrive either today or tomorrow...
hugs,
cathy

Janny said...

Your work is so great!

Michele said...

Holy cow I love this picture!! and in the mat it looks magnificent! That castle on the head is just awesome!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

You are SO generous and SO talented...this piece is fabulous, but then I adore all of your creative endeavors!

Your new blog look is fab also, that header fits beautifully! YOu are a good techie lady too!
oxo
Oh and the freebies are excellent too, many thanks!