Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Garden in a Different Light: Digital Art

Purple Coneflower
It is 38 degrees and raining outside in my northeastern garden and thoughts of gardening are going through my mind. Inspired by some of my fellow bloggers, I thought I would put a new twist on some of my garden photographs and am trying my hand at some digital art to pass the day. I mainly used the brush stroke tool and then either softened or enhanced certain portions of each photograph. On some of the imaging I filled in with additional color and used a marbleizing effect on the corners. I have had this editing software for some time now and am still learning that there is much to explore!
'Stella D Oro' Daylilly
Painted Lady Butterfly on Coneflower
Coreopsis 'Zagreb'
Cottage Garden
Grasses and Daylilies
Roseanne Geranium
Hydrangea 'Pink Elf'
'Star' Magnolia Blossom
Ruffled Daylily

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my garden "in a different light".   This digital artwork is fun but challenging.    I will keep practicing and know I have much to learn so any comments or editing tips would be appreciated!

As Always...Happy Gardening

Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved


  1. Hi Lee...I think you're really coming along nicely! You'll be a pro in no time!

  2. Really nice Lee, like Impressionism in a few. Is it not a great hobby to combine with photographing? Especially when the weather is not all that great for gardening. The Dahlia, Coneflower and Star Magnolia are my favorites. I think I like that 'in your face look' of Georgia O'Keeffe, so I gravitate to the flowers where you look inside. Are you printing any? They would look good grouped in a wall hanging.

  3. Thank you Christy. I am having fun with it and will keep on practicing! Donna-this is a great additional hobby I am honored that you like some of my images since your photography is my inspiration. I would like to get even better imaging software someday but for now am learning things I never knew I had on my Corel. I am finding that it is easier to get more impact with the close up shots so I will follow your lead. I didn't think of framing any yet but maybe after a little more practice...thanks!!!

  4. Hi Lee

    These are soooo cool! I use Photoshop mostly to get rid of annoying things I didn’t notice when I took a photo – like a garden hose or other unwelcome clutter. However, after seeing your lovely ‘paintings’, as well as the gorgeous ones Donna at GWGT did of birds, I think I’ll have to give this tool a try. Wish I’d thought about it when I did my tribute post to Georgia O’Keeffe last year.

    Anyway, also wanted to congratulate you on your 100th post. Keep it up - you have a lovely blog.


  5. Thank you Sue. It is so much fun working with the photos to create artwork out of them. You should definitely give it a try. Donna's artwork is amazing. Besides knowing the program I think it also has a lot to do with the quality of the photographs, which I am working on. Thanks for the congrats as well!


Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!


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