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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dreaming Robin Finish ~


I'm finished!
actually, I finished her a couple of hours ago ~ but I needed to eat lunch, then decided to take a meandering walk up our 1/2 mile long driveway/road….

the snow has almost entirely melted now…
the sun is shining strong and the birds are chirping away ~
even hung our laundry out on the line to dry!

So here she is, my little 'Dreaming Robin'…
rendered in pencil, ink & watercolor ~

(I added the © watermark for right-click protection)

I wanted her colors to be soft and faded.
I like how she turned out ~
but then, when I scanned her into my documents, 
I enhanced her with a photo imaging program I have for my Mac…


Before enhancing:


Dreaming Robin ~ before adding imaging enhancements

...and 
After enhancing:


Dreaming Robin ~ after adding imaging enhancements

I really like how the 'after' turned out ~
how it is a little more mellow, 
and how the digital "scratch-y" texture that is now on the 'surface' 
reminds me of an old plastered wall...

...what are your thoughts?

* Blessed be *
 Lori

34 comments:

Linda said...

My thoughts.... I love her....simply love her. You are so multi-talented - and I'm so envious!

Linda in VA

Jane said...

I think she looks lovely! I just want to invite her in to have tea!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Sign me up for a few... :-)

Robin said...

Love the 2nd one with the enhancements. Will these be offered in your Etsy shop? Or how can one purchase them?

Robin in Virginia

Nancy Bauer said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it (esp 2nd one!)

Krissy B. said...

A TRUE SIGN OF SPRING!! I WONDER IF YOU WILL EVER DO SOMETHING THAT I WOULDN'T WANT IN MY HOME??? YOU ARE BLESSED WITH SUCH TALENT AND WE ARE BLESSED BECAUSE YOU SHARE IT WITH US!! HAPPY SPRING! KRISSY B.

NMK said...

So pretty !!! Looks even neater with your enhancing techniques....we just got 2 more inches of snow....I envy you today going for a nice walk !

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Lori, my thoughts are simply beautiful, love!!!!! Your so talented, Blessings Francine.

Ronda said...

just beautiful Lori

Tina McFadden said...

Lori, you are so talented!!! I wish I had your color sense. My thoughts.... it takes me to a spring morning with the sun shinning through the window. Love the enhanced view. Tina

backporchcarver said...

Love the wistful gentleness of it, beautiful. I really like the oldy plastery look on the second one.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love every detail and the enhancements are perfect!

marly said...

I can't make decisions, but right now, this minute, at 6:20 pm, I like the enhanced. They are both really sweet though. My snow walls will not melt until July. It's now 6:21 and I like the original...no wait....

susiedele said...

So very sweet! You blow my mind! :o)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What can I say that has not already been said??? Will this become a print or pattern?? She is wonderful and thanks for sharing too.
Enjoy the sunshine with Peace to all,
Barb

Lori Ann Corelis said...

What a gentle lady . . . the texture even brings to mind a bit of sky.

How talented you are my dear!

L

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

I love her the enhanced one is my favorite..she looks antique....
Wonderful... I am envious of you getting to hang out your laundry I am hoping in a few weeks I can do the same...
Blessings
Rhonda

jennifer768 said...

Such a beautiful lady! I so enjoy watching robins so this one has a special place in my heart.Love! Blessings,Jen

old crow said...

Lori,
You are such a talented artist! What a lovely drawing and painting! I think she would look just perfect in a punchneedle pattern! ;) glad you had such a wonderful productive day! You inspire me!
Hugs,
Mona

Sandra Sullivan said...

It is beyond words ~ just so special. Blessings, Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Cindy at Mountain Hollow said...

She looks great but that should come to no surprise to anyone. I need to get down to see you soon. I miss you terribly. I hope all else is well. Hope to see you very soon.
Hugs.....
Cindy

Karen said...

Hi Lori,
You are so lucky to have your snow just about or actually GONE...ours will be here for months.
What a beautiful new design - the colors are beautiful.
Karen

Jeri Landers said...

She is a sweet and feminine wing-ed damsel, precious.

Kim said...

I love her!!

P.J. said...

She looks like she is ready to welcome SPRING. What lovely work. I do like the final enhancement, adds a nice patina.

Three Sheep Studio said...

You have captured a look in her eye ! Captivating ;)
Rose

LauraP said...

I really like her.

twoives said...

She just hopped right out of your head! Love the enhanced version. Now she looks soft, mellow, inviting.

Bittersweetfolkart said...

I love her !
You are soo talented my friend !!
xxx

Doreen said...

OH MY WORD LORI..she is STUNNING. I love both images but the enhanced one has more of an aged, mellow look which I love :).

You are SO very talented!!

:)Doreen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Simply lovely :O)

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