Sunday, March 13, 2011

Take a Word-Green


Green!!!!! Green!!!!!!! GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been so enjoying seeing the early signs of Spring, the tiny buds swelling, the jonquil leaves poking up, the moss looking alive again...not to mention the Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Irish flags sprouting all over my very Irish neighborhood.

Here's my entry for this week's challenge. I made a montage using two photos of mine--a shot of the rainforest in Washington state, the absolute GREENEST place I've ever been-- and a portrait of the Green Man, the guardian of the forest in Carver, MA, where King Richard's Faire is held every Fall.

I used textures from Cottage arts and from JoesSistah and Karrie Amelia at T4L. Lots of blending , filters and brushwork to add to the texture.

18 comments:

  1. So beautiful!!! Lovely use of filters!!!
    I lived in portland, or for a tear, another VERY GREEN place!!!!

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  2. Yes you have captured the essene of the green Man beautifully Linda and that faire sounds like fun. We used to have a Renaissance faire close to me and I loved it. Have a fun St. Paddy's day!

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  3. I have a feeling that HE is the real leprechaun.
    Fabulous piece.

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  4. Beautiful, Linda, superb layering & blending!

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  5. This is amazing, Linda! I agree with your assessment about Washington. Very green.

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  6. What a perfect blending! You brought the coasts together in fine form.

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  7. A gorgeous green entry Linda St.Patrick would be proud of you!! Beautiful work!!

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  8. OMG, this is amazing, Linda!

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  9. Linda, I love your green creation which has a touch of the Irish and a dose of whimsicality! I love the ghostly Green Man. Having visited Boston and toured around Massachusetts, I was struck with certain similarities in the accents of Bostonians and Australians - for example, the way we say "cah" insted of "carr". I guess it comes from our Irish roots!

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  10. A lovely peaceful work of art. Take me there! xx

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  11. The lushest 'green' I have seen for a long time.
    Lovely
    Sue xx

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  12. Your filters and two photographs added up to one beautiful piece of art! You make it sound easy when I'm sure it is not.

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  13. I dont't know the character of The Green Man, but your art work is splendid.
    Thanks to share.
    Pat

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  14. Linda,
    Green is the color of Hope--hope for your job, hope for an eventual end to the suffering of the people in Japan, and of all people everywhere. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Keep up the beautiful work!!

    Hugs, Diane

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  15. Exquisite layering and blending Linda, you have really captured the essence of Spring. Kudos to you.

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