"Approaching Storm"

I was so happy to see the tree Mike posted with the suggestion to use it in our own art piece. Mixed Media and Collage was my first love, so it simplifies everything that I can piece it together now without scissors, glue and bits of paper floating everywhere!

The sky is from Photomorphis, as is my final post processing of the finished image, but all the elements are from photos I've taken, all over time in Nova Scotia.

With no more pre-planning than the tree and the backdrop of clouds, I began to see I was building two compositions that were divided down the center. I worked to close that gap, but the painting, "Paris Street; Rainy Day" (French Rue de Paris, temps de pluie) by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) came to mind.

I loved making this and may set out to do another!
How amazing is this? Fantastic work.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Your talent is coming through so clearly here. Great result!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Wow, that's some nice work. I was mulling over what to do with Mike's photo and I realize I'm not in your league at all!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Wow...Superb result of your artful work
posted February 3rd, 2018  
I have looked long and thoughtfully. It is very special. Fav
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Another Wow! I am loving all the component parts of the image and I see some familiar scenes here! You are so creative Louise definitely out of my league! Huge fav!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
gorgeous composition!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Well done.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
I spy with my little eye something that looks like a jigsaw puzzle! What fun.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Love it :)
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Fabulous work, so wonderfully put together, I do so like the bird on the tree :)
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Incredibly clever stuff
posted February 3rd, 2018  
So amazing, and quite elegant, Louise. I actually thought “oh, she’s taken a photo of an old European Masters painting”. Lovely in every way!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Fav. This looks very artistic. Well done and a very lovely scene.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
So well done! Without your accompanying story, I would have thought this was one image. Faved
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Beautifully done Louise :)
posted February 3rd, 2018  
wonderful. And very inspiring. This is what I think there could be no better way to spend a cold winter's day (even if it's not cold in your neck of the woods)
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Awesome shot
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Fantastic editing
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Well done Louise. This is fantastic.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Beautiful subject, capture and processing. A fav. painting.
posted February 3rd, 2018  
beautiful collage!
You are a great story teller!
posted February 3rd, 2018  
Well done
posted February 4th, 2018  
Wow! Excellent work on this fabulous image! :-)
posted February 4th, 2018  
This has taken a lot of thought and a lot of work! I need to look at it more - having visited Nova Scotia and not actually seen everything but loved it all!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Wonderful art work.
posted February 4th, 2018  
Fantastic result!
posted February 4th, 2018  
What a fab edit of Mikes photo. Very well done.
posted February 4th, 2018  
Wow - this is spectacular!
posted February 4th, 2018  
Wow... great work!
posted February 5th, 2018  
I miss these works of art of yours Louise - beautifully constructed
posted February 5th, 2018  
Fabulous masterpiece! Fav.
posted February 6th, 2018  
This is really cool. It looks like a surrealist painting. Or a dream. Excellent job!
posted February 6th, 2018  
wow-excellent
posted February 10th, 2018  
Wow this is amazing. I think you won this challenge lol. Huge fav from me!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Quite impressive!!! Well done!
posted February 12th, 2018  
Oh my gosh what a masterpiece! Huge fav! (Sorry this is late. Been kinda busy)
posted February 12th, 2018  
You're a finalist in the WWYD 165 Challenge! Good luck!
posted February 17th, 2018  
This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! So creative! Congrats on being picked as a finalist in the WWYD 165 Challenge! Good luck!
posted February 18th, 2018  
@farmreporter Thank you, Wendy! And thank you, Mike @mikegifford I've never taken part in anything on 365 that pitted my work against others! Being selected and your kind comment, Wendy, is certainly satisfaction enough! I'm most appreciative : )
posted February 18th, 2018  
well deserved win!
posted February 22nd, 2018  
congratulations on the win! sometimes i wonder how anything could pass me by until it's time to vote. i knew this was a winner!
posted February 24th, 2018  
Congratulations, Louise. (I just discovered that if one omits to type the “i” in your name it changes the time of the message completely!). That is quite an impressive creation. I’m not surprised that you won. Well deserved. Fav
posted February 26th, 2018  
WOW! This is a true masterpiece!
posted February 27th, 2018  
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