Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melancholy




This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge "Window".  As late Summer rolls into Fall a sense of melancholy or  longing often takes place. Observing the change of light and seasonal change is a time of daydreams and  rememberance of days past.  I am already sensing a bit of early Autumn here in California (kind of still waiting for summer in a way) - it has been unseasonally cool.  Imagery used in this digital collage is from Dover books, Finecrafted Designs and Holliewood at Deviant Art. Artistic leaf brush from Photoshop.

31 comments:

  1. I love the look of this, it's perfectly melancholy! I love the butterflies in the window begging her to come out into the world and be happy. Excellent work!

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  2. This is beautiful, Lori! It's always nice to see your gorgeous artwork.

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  3. Hi Lori my friend.
    Good to see you back.
    Your creation is amazing and really really beautiful. Love the layers.

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  4. I love the look of this...and I REALLY know that feeling. Beeautiful job, Lori!.

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  5. Beautiful image, so perfect for Fall.

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  6. This is so engaging and reflects my sentiments exactly...a beautiful heart felt piece Lori just superb!!!

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  7. Gorgeous Lori...very deep and rich and very autumn-esque..and I love autumn!!there is also a softness in her eyes...i love the whole color palette combined of this beautiful creation! Shine on!!
    Victoria

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  8. it is difficult to believe the scientists that our globe is warming up because in Holland we have had also a very could and rainy "summer".
    But I always keep hope. Perhaps the next month gives us sunshine Lori :-)

    Great view and compostion !!

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  9. Rich autumnal shades to match the approaching season, Lori, sensational piece as always!

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  10. It's so good to see your gorgeous pieces popping up again. I missed you. This is, indeed, melancholy and oh so beautiful. Kudos to you.

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  11. OMG, this is sooooo gorgeous, Lori!

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  12. Hi Lori - I saw your comment on Bev's blog, explaining that you have been very busy and otherwise occupied. Just recently, Bev and I were discussing artists who have gone off the radar somewhat and we wondered if you were OK. It is good to know that you are still here and that you are OK apart from not being able to fully pursue your passion! It is so good to see you at the Muses with such a beautiful picture. Thanks for spending some of your limited spare time on it. We love your work.

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  13. Just beautiful and gorgeous Lori! I adore your artwork. So much feeling in this picture.
    I don't know how I missed those two or three below as well. Magnificent art all round! xx

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  14. Hi Lori! Long time no see :) Hope you are ok? Your piece is really beautiful and absolutely evokes the feeling of fall. Take care :) (I can't, for some mysterious reason, post on some blogs, and I'm glad you have the 'anonymous' option, so I can post here) /Limar

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  15. Melancholic but not sad, love the colours and your image, a wonderful art work delicate and poetic.

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  16. Very nice piece,,,,, makes your mind wander to her thoughts.

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  17. This is very appealing, Lori. That sense of the loss of summer is brought home by the butterflies and the wonderful colours.

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  18. Beautiful in a bitter sweet way. Creates a sense of longing in me.

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  19. Hi Lori,

    I love the wistful look of your Lady. If she's yearning for Fall, I know exactly how she feels.

    Paulette

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  20. I like that you placed the girl at a window. I imagine her looking into the window at her family and wishing she could change something, or maybe change a lot. She is sad because she knows she has to let it all play out. Once again, you have created a piece that fits perfectly into the theme.

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  21. Hi, Lori! Your piece is so delicate, the autumnal colors are gorgeous and title, perfect.

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  22. the colors fit the title so wonderfully! actually i always get melancholy around midsummer, knowing the days become shorter from then on...

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  23. Fantastic artwork it looks so mystery, I love it and the the warm colors too.

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  24. Please. No melancholy! I'm already too sad. It's been ridiculously hot here in Michigan, but I don't like winter. Who invented winter anyway?! Oh. That's right. I better keep my mouth shut. Beautiful work!

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  25. Gorgeous and so good to see your art again. You've been missed!

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  26. Oh, a perfect image for Autumn, Lori. Superb.

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  27. Hmmm... by all the comments here-I see you have been away- I find it interesting that we both "came back" on this prompt. Your piece is exceptional. Sending a big hug. xo teri (and thanks so much for stopping by my place)

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  28. This is lovely and sad looking, Lori! Great artwork, as usual!

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  29. Beautiful piece, Lori. The title fits it perfectly. The colors do remind me of Fall which I will welcome with open arms. I am one of those who are not saddened by the passing of summer. Fall breathes new life into me. But I've always been a bit odd... Your work inspires, as always.

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