"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

St. Ives bay through agapanthus






















A photo I took from The Malakoff, St. Ives looking towards Hayle and Godrevy through agapanthus which grows profusely in Cornwall. Textures are courtesy of playingwithbrushes

I'm still in Somerset with family and hoping to be home some time late tomorrow. Very much looking forward to getting back to normal and working on my various projects

Meanwhile, I've been playing with textures and layers in Photoshop and thought I would share one of my creations. More sketchbook soon :o)

Carolyn ♥

21 comments:

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Nice background effect

mano said...

wonderful background for your beautiful agapanthus and the beach and sea atmosphere!

Julie said...

Lovely photograph, Carolyn.

ju-north said...

Great result!

Chris Gray said...

..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

...dreamy....

x Chris

Deborah said...

Lovely composition. I particularly like the effect of what seems to be looking through the rim of a blue lens.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hello :o)

Thank you for the lovely comments. Yes, Deborah that's what I like about it as well. I didn't really notice until after I had posted the picture on flickr. There is almost a blue halo around the flower. Thank you

Jill said...

Delightful blend, such a delicate touch.

Clare Wassermann said...

I have been obsessed with agapanthus this year having visited the Scillies xx

Julie Shackson said...

Lovely - so atmospheric. It looks like an old polaroid.

artymess said...

Lovely they are such beautiful flowers saw so many of them when we stayed on Scilly isles .......x

sharon young said...

Hi Carolyn, I've just been looking around your lovely blogs, I didn't know who you were when i replied to your comment (which i think went to nonreply :-(
I love your photoshop work, especially your St. Ives pic on Love Stitching Red, I couldn't see where to comment on that blog, so finally found this one.
Thanks for dropping in on mine, lovely to see new people.

Libertybelle said...

Another lovely picture Carolyn!

Julia said...

Call me slow Carolyn, but why oh why have I not found this blog of yours before now? Its like discovering a very special treasure and Im smitten!

Lovely, lovely sketch books, you have such an amazingly creative mind!

Love Julia x x x

Elizabeth said...

I adore Agapanthas and viewing the sea thru the florets is simply delightful!!! Love how you ahve added the textures!!! One can never be idle and you certainly are making the best of being away from your won art Space!! BRavo!!!

Jackie said...

Agapanthus always make me think of lovely holidays on Scilly . I wish we'd managed to get to Cornwall this summer but at least I can peep through the pages of your blog. Thanks.

ale said...

me encanta!! lovely image of youe agapantus and l just discover your blog and is great!!!! very inspiring and muy muy lindo!! besos!

Mrs Button said...

ahh St Ives - I'm sooooo jealous :o)

Becca said...

Beautiful! I've just started working with Photoshop too, but I'm just a beginner...love the textures!

jackie said...

Thanks for your comment. I can get competely distracted playing with textures etc., and there is such a lot you can learn via Flickr. My sketching is better 'free' as otherwise it is pretty feeble. I like the quilt and the sketch book pages. Liz Hardings drawing is great.

bicocacolors said...

I'm in love with your artwork!
I'm a new follower!
Hugs from Spain