Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Circus Sphere


I have been working on this journal page (Le Cirque) for a little while now and I wanted to add a surreal quality to it. The theme for The Three Muses is "Art in the Round" this week so I worked with some digital effects and came up with this "spherized" quality that I think works well with this piece. I like the way the sphere seems to emerge from the canvas encapsulating the circus figure like a bubble. Background is hand painted on canvas. Face and hands from (Dover). Costume is made from fabric, trim and beads. Feathers added for headdress.

24 comments:

  1. Lori, just when I think I have seen your best, along comes another one to replace it on the pedestal!! This is so beautiful - the composition, the colours, the hybrid mix of so gorgeous elements. The overall effect is one of a luscious painting. I love the sphere effect which does indeed make the image appear to be looming out of the picture. Great work.

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  2. Ditto what Marie said! This is so original and colorful, Lori. I love the spherizing effect. Thanks so much for joining our circle challenge.

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  3. This is awesome, Lori...I can imagine how beautiful a whole journal would be. Simply gorgeous. Great take on the theme.

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  4. Wow, this is amazing. The blending of digital effect and real paining and beadwork etc. is stunning. brilliant piece!!

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  5. Omigosh! This is amazing - the colours, the handwork and digital work, the textures and finally the spherical look. Wonderful work.

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  6. Stunning artwork, Lori! Your collage is so beautiful and original, and I love your use of different materials and textures. And circus is all about circles, isn't it!

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  7. Lori I don't know what I could add to the lovely comments above because I agree with everyone. It's just absolutely wonderful. Bravo my friend.

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  8. This is a fantastic piece of art …
    I love how you put the elements together…
    Did you print it out using an ink jet printer?


    Bravo…This is gorgeous!


    Louise

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  9. Your card is very successful, Lori. The colors, the picture and the whole design.

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  10. This is stunning, the colors and sphere effect are so unique combined with canvas. More please......teehee. xoSusan

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  11. Wow, this is really mixed media, Lori, with fabric, digital, painted background and all. So gorgeous.

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  12. Awesome, love the colours in this one!

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  13. this is a flat page!? you hit it!!! has the sphere quality all over it...well done!

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  14. Lori, your painting is very surreal!! The colors are so vibrant, creating a 3-dimensional illusion. I love your work it has so much energy!!!

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  15. Wow, this is toatally amazing!! love the effect, the colours the composition, Everything!! So Well Done!!!

    Linda

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  16. Love the mixture of mixed media and digital efffcts. It's great!

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  17. This is so beautiful and dreamy - it reminds me a bit of Picasso.
    Ali xx

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  18. Incredible work! Love the way you incorporated all the different media.

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  19. Breathtaking color and image! Oh, it is beautiful!

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