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Here Comes the Sun


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Out behind one of the 3 sheds on The Farm stood this lovely sunflower in all it's sunshiny glory.
You know me.  I just HAD to play around with it (so quitchurbellyachin')!
(I used 3 different PS filters:  watercolor, fresco and ink outlines.)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Here Comes the Sun


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Out behind one of the 3 sheds on The Farm stood this lovely sunflower in all it's sunshiny glory.
You know me.  I just HAD to play around with it (so quitchurbellyachin')!
(I used 3 different PS filters:  watercolor, fresco and ink outlines.)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (19)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Sep 2007, 00:28
Well...I think the sunflower has benefitted a great deal from your playing around, Ginnie.
Bright yellow border is an inspired choice.
Ginnie Hart: Well, Ray, for one who is so very creative (YOU), I appreciate your kind words. Thanks. smile
Very creative! PS filters can be a lot of fun. grin
Ginnie Hart: I decided a long time ago that if I'm being realistic, I'll probably never try to paint in real life, so might as well play around with it virtually! Thanks, Karen.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 23 Sep 2007, 01:52
ditto what Karen said. Ginnie, you are a true artist! This is lovely.
Ginnie Hart: You're always so supportive and encouraging, Kay. Thanks!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Sep 2007, 06:59
Moi, you are right- Van Gogh- this ws my first impression, too! A very elaborated work like a painting -with an extra yellow frame. A wonderful "play"! ("so quitchurbelyachin''"- never I heard and found this word in my English vocabulary). Ginnie, sometimes you are like a child (I'm too)!
Ginnie Hart: I hope the Child never dies in us, Philine. I really take that as a compliment. Thank you. And yes, I almost didn't use 'quitchurbellyachin' because I figured there would be some people who would have no clue! "Stop complaining" would be a loose translation. smile
  • Olaide
  • Fort Collins, CO USA
  • 23 Sep 2007, 07:46
great pp.very lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olaide.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Sep 2007, 08:22
Nice effect this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Scarlet.
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 23 Sep 2007, 08:44
The border sets it off to perfection
Ginnie Hart: It's fun learning all these new things, Aussie, as you know. smile Thanks.
Hi Ginnie,

a perfect image for a sunny september day. I agree with Moi, very Van Gogh'ish. wink
Ginnie Hart: It's so nice to see you back, Julia, even if only weekly. I really did miss you. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Sep 2007, 09:39
Love the effect Ginnie, what an artist you are. I imagine you had lots of fun messing about with this. smile
Ginnie Hart: If we can't do something in real life, Tracy, we might as well try it virtually, right?! Yes, I do have fun messing around. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2007, 10:13
I am not going to get drawn into the bellyachin ;o) What has to be done must be done!
Ginnie Hart: HA! So diplomatically said, Mike! grin
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 23 Sep 2007, 13:20
Play around as much as you want, this is great! I agree about the yellow border, very nice.

Ok, this is one more nudge to get out and paint in the atelier today. I've been putting it off. I'm scared . . .
Ginnie Hart: Now YOU, my dear, need to get out in your atelier and JUST DO IT. In real life you will be much better than I will ever be virtually! Being scared isn't bad, either. It'll be part of your inspiration! I love you, Sis.
The combo of filters is lovely. Thank you for sharing what you used. It looks like an impressionist painting.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Jewlya. Always gotta learn from each other. smile Thanks.
You've gone filter bonkers but I love it. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes bonkers feels so good. Thanks, Dave. smile
There ya go, playing with the filters. Fun isn't it. I really like this. Nice contrast.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Sometimes we just have to play! Thanks, Gail.
Like the result as modern painting, go on !!!!
Ginnie Hart: It sure was fun to do, Zeb. Thanks. smile
love it! love it! love it! I haven't thought of using the ink outlines and I think that is what makes the difference. I'm off to have a play with a picture using your idea (imitation is... etc)
Ginnie Hart: It definitely added a nice touch, Bill, when I tried it. After that, I stopped playing and said it was good enough for me. smile And yes, imitation is the best form of flattery. Thank you kindly. smile I hope we end up seeing what YOU come up with.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Sep 2007, 22:49
You have ruined what could have been a great picture - howzat for bellyaching grin

You had fun I believe and it makes an interesting alternative to a standard picture. You know that I like to play around as well with a pic every so often - otherwise why would I have PS on my computer.

The comments about van gogh set me thinking - it could be a challenge to try and duplicate his style. Something that will create short diagonal strokes - maybe if you use Sprayed Strokes, very strong and diagonal - it may start to look like it. Some midtone contrasting to finish it off.

I thought while I was writing - let me try it. I did all that and then added a dark layer and did a linear burn at 30% opacity and 30% fill. Not too bad - I will upload it for today just after I have finished writing.
Ginnie Hart: I just need to get way more curious than I am, Louis, so that I try more things more often. Miles to go before I sleep, for sure!!! I'll be very eager to see what you came up with! Thanks.
You have obtained an image very Van Gogh! Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're a sweetheart, Jose. smile
The flower and the brave yellow border just makes me smile...a big good warm sunny smile...thanks smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Now you've made me smile, Aksel. smile

Have a great weekend.

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