“Oh, drink again this river that is the taker away of pain,
the giver back of beauty.
In these cool waves, what can be lost?
Only the sorry cost of the thing, not the thing itself.
The level flood laves the hot brow;
The stiff-shouldered at our temples now.
Gone is the fever, but not into the river.
Melted, the frozen pride.
But the tranquil tide runs never the warmer for this,
Never the colder.
Immerse the dream.
Drench the kiss.
Dip the song into the stream.” ~Author Unknown

Scene inspired through vivid dreams after a visit to the lighthouses along the Hudson River, New York, USA, as well as through reading the rich and often sad history of this area of enchantment.

Created from scenes along the Hudson River, New York, USA. Two scenes of side view of a lighthouse along the Hudson, one path and plank image, one foliage image, and painting of young pirate awaiting his conviction. Flood filter used on separate images, erasing areas for clarity. All images layered in Photoshop, clearing areas again for definition, adjusting color, opacity and blending modes. My own texture from an old book cover was used in three layers and adjusted.

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful creative work. it has so much strong emotion to it and the various parts of the scene lead you to different places as they recede.

  • Thanks so very much Bro, I so appreciate your support!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    OH Pamela this is such a Dramatic work you’ve created in this wonderful artwork , & the words are so beautiful,
    a favorite

  • Thank you very much Malcolm!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Wow, this says a whole lot more than one realizes. Awesomely done my dear!!!

  • Thank you kindly my friend!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Really lovely work Pamela

  • Thanks kindly Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, inspirational work dear Pamela!

  • Thank you much Rosie!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 3 years ago

    Beautiful creation, Pamela!!

  • Thanks Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful blends – beautiful creativity……

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    One day there will be a whole museum of just your works!! The composition evokes so many emotions from the colors (green, orange, white highlights) to the water to the foliage and alas the chains but my words add nothing to the WOW of it all.

  • It will be a thin small museum no doubt, with very thin walls and meager surrounds…you know a Museum for the Starving Artist ! LOL!
    Thanks for such a lovely comment!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

    Beautiful creation!!!!

  • Thanks so much Greta!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

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