Monday, October 11, 2010

Digital Collage - The Gatherer

the gatherer


Thought we would start out the week with a little digital collage. I am starting to feel the spirit of the season. Hope everyone had a beautiful Fall weekend. [hat by Paper Whimsy]

Several people had asked me about the background of this piece. I painted the background, scanned into my computer, then played with it in Photo Shop adding several other layers till I liked it.

16 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Oh, I like her-love that blue background!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Elizabeth,
gorgeous digital collage- love it!
Hope all is well.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous background Elizabeth. Did you paint it or do it digitally? Love the faint writing on the bottom. Happy beautiful fall weekend!
Sharon

Elizabeth Golden said...

The back ground I painted, then scanned, and then added a few more layers to. Hope this answers your question Sharon.

Rita A. said...

Wonderful. Love the colors.

teri said...

Very mysterious and just a little spooky!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love this time of the year!!! So festive...brings back the child of the 1960's! beautiful image. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Elizabeth Golden said...

Thank you so much Mary Helen. This is such a beautiful time of year. The colors are inspiring.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Love the colours Elizabeth!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Thanks Leanne! You know I am in love with color.

Heavens2Betsy said...

I love your Gatherer Elizabeth. Her background is fantastic. Pen x

linda said...

Just beautiful, Elizabeth. A little ghostly, a little eerie, a little like one of those bright and dark October days.
And that flourish is to die for...

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Elizabeth! She's lovely!!! And I love those rare blue pumpkins in her basket!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Beautiful work Elizabeth - it is rare to be able to combine a vintage image like this with the halloween 'theme' but you did it seamlessly!
I hope the mail arrived for you?
Best for the weekend!

Patti said...

wow, she certainly gathered my attention. now I have a bit more insight about your digital work - all of your art is stellar, of course - isn't it nice to sit (or recline) with a computer - especially when you have been through such a trauma!!
I can't tell you how much your post meant to me and I'll bet you get it indeed! being sidelined suddenly is not the ideal; however, it does have a way of creating invaluable inner change. I call this my 'journey' even though some days feel like a dead end - ha. making art is my salvation and sanity.
thanks again for posting such beautiful words!
best wishes with your rehab and please keep me 'posted.' :)

Bea said...

Well, you know how I love backgrounds and I certainly love this one. I don't know, are you sure she isn't a zettite and that's her usual hat? lololsnort :)Bea