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another rainy day,, so ran outside and picked some different shaped and colored leaves from my shrubs and trees..
decided to give my scanner a chance to become a useful tool for art..
laid out the leaves layering over each other on the glass of the scanner, closed the lid,, scanned and saved to photo shop….
from there I did the following to create this piece that looks painted..06/22/2011

using photo shop elements 2
inverted the colors to lavender and green
put in watercolor affect
added fresco texture
altered the color hue to peach and lavender
rendered with spot light by 75%
enhanced the brightness by 15%
enhanced the contrast by 59%
cropped by 33%
and signed and dated it…
“peachy keen”
“FEATURED IN”06/23/2011
“FEATURED IN”06/23/2011
“FEATURED IN”06/25/2011

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    “peachy keen”

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    “peachy keen”

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 3 years ago

    Wonderful transformation I have tried this but must say have never got such a lovely result.

  • well my dear friend, we can only keep trying, I also have many that did not make me smile when I was done, but this one did,, so thank you for your response on it and your lovely comment, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Such beautiful colored leaves and very artisticly presented for viewing,,,,,well done Linmarie,,,Rick

  • thanks Rick.. just passing some time on a rainy day…peace and love linmarie
    love your awesome comment..

    – linmarie

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyover 3 years ago

    Wow spectatcular!

  • lol!!! love your response to it Ellen, now you can paint it with watercolors the traditional way. I would love that.. thanks so much my friend, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    w0w! what a gorgeous creation sweetheART & great info – it’s a fave ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • thanks hon, if you have photo shop of any year, you can try this and get pretty close results, it was a fun way to spend a rainy day.. just did not feel like getting all the paints out,, shame on me,, lol!!! hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous color, I love those colors together.

  • thanks Cindy,, my fave colors also.. they just please my eyes so much,, maybe its the warmth,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    Splendorous,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,beauty everywhere Normaje

  • ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,, you used my favorite word,, thanks hon,, for the splendorous,, love ya,,linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • thank you Sheila for the acceptance of the piece in the group,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    I love how you are always coming up with news ideas and they are so fascinating!!

  • thanks sis,, never a boring day around me especially when feeling inspired and creative,, should have done laundry today,, lol!!! it will still be waiting tomorrow for me… hugs linmarie

    – linmarie

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