Friday, July 2, 2010

Beach Day

I'm getting ready for a workshop on digital montage and Photoshop techniques at one of the Yahoo groups I belong to. As we prepare, gathering images and textures and other bits to work with, we've been given some themes to play with. You may have seen a previous post, Pandora's Box.
The current theme is Serenity at the Beach. I could think of nothing more serene than the quiet joy of children at the seaside. There is such wonder here, the action of the water, the warmth of dry and coolness of wet sand, the SOUND!

I made this postcard sized piece with one background texture from Textures for Layers Flickr Group, an amazing digital community where thousands of artists and photgraphers freely share their creations and offer them to all for the making of art. I've even posted a few textures I've phopographed and created there. The text piece is also from T4L. The kids and the clock face were googled and altered with filters and blending styles. The rest was "painted" with Photoshop brushes.
Thanks for visiting and
Happy Summer!


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Love the clock as the sun, the watercolor effect on the children. Just perfect! :-D

  2. Linda, this is fabulous! The children are precious....wish they would turn around so I can see their faces! I love it.
    Pat S