Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is "Numbers". This was a good challenge for me as I rarely use numbers in my art work. When I do choose to use numbers I like them to be subtle and natural for the piece and to not look added on. I used an image from (vintage-spirit) and layered old document and ledger images to give an archival feeling to the piece. I converted the photo to black and white (to get rid of the yellowing) and added pin light and soft light filters for ageing.

33 comments:

  1. Great job...the layers just flows together....and the numbers are there but don't take over the piece.......

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  2. Ooh, really like this piece! Great color scheme and layering :)

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  3. This is just stunning
    I love the way it looks old
    Well done !

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  4. Such a different "look" for you, Lori! I'm so happy that you tried this technique because the results are stunning! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    PS You're one of the few people I know who can make numbers look so romantic!

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  5. Lori, Big applause and standing ovation from me to your wonderful work. This rock. Wonderful and lovely the numbers and script. Awesome.

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  6. Romantic numbers! I agree, This is such a beautiful vintage looking piece. Love it.
    Hugs
    June xx

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  7. This looks fantastic....love the numbers ...I am a numbers/alpha freak:)

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  8. I love this one, Lori. It is so creative and gob-smackingly gorgeous. The textures you have achieved are amazing.

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  9. Your numbers merge into the whole of the image. I do not see them until I actually look for them. This is an ingenious interpretation.

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  10. Fabulous art work Lori and it so very gorgeous. Annette x

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  11. Oh wow...Lori, this piece of art is a total knockout! I love it!

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  12. Lori ~ This is Fabulous I love the subtle numbers and the picture is so peaceful...beautiful work.

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  13. Lori, you have merged the numbers into the background superbly, allowing them to become part of the overall whole. An exquisite piece of work.

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  14. You're a wonderfully talented artist, Lori. This piece is superb. I've just spent some time watching the slide shows and scrolling down to other entries. Each is a masterpiece. I bow to your skill!

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  15. i also love using ledger paper so much! people had such a wonderful handwriting back then...
    great layered, wonderful piece!

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  16. Lori, I love the subtleness of your piece and the many different shades of browns and greys. Lovely work!

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  17. Lori, you have once again created an absolutely beautiful piece, and your subtle use of the numbers is a perfect part of the collage. Wonderful!

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  18. Simply Stunning Lori. Your work nearly always takes my breath away !!
    Hugs June xxxxx

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  19. Lori this is simply stunning!! One of my absolute favourites of yours so far!

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  20. What a superb interpretation of the challenge Lori - just gorgeous!

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  21. This is stunning and the black and white look is fantastic Lori!

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  22. I love the image you used for this piece, Lori. She's beautiful in black and white. And layering in the ledger pages was a very clever technique. Excellent interpretation of the theme!

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  23. Great composition and so beautiful!

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  24. Lovely! Your art is so rich and beautiful!

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  25. The ledger numbers definitely look natural to the piece. It has a wonderful antique feel to it. Beautiful work!

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  26. This and your "steam maiden" I really like!

    Cheers!

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  27. I can't believe I've been so wrapped up in a project I've been working on, I failed to check your blog for days and days. I love your take on Numbers and I really love it when you use a lot of white/cream in your palette. Wonderful and mystical piece.

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  28. Totally inspirational...you are amazing.

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