Three Waters

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On Eastern Point there is a lovely stately home called Three Waters, so named because from the property the inhabitants can view the three separate waters of Gloucester Harbor, Niles Pond and Brace Cove.

One night recently I had a rare sleepless night during which the words “three waters” kept running across my mind like a broken record.  Muses can be very persistent and annoying sometimes.  When I got up the next morning, I spent the day creating this montage called “Three Waters”, using 22 different photo layers.  I have slept just fine since.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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16 Responses to Three Waters

  1. This is amazing as well. You need to teach a class

    • E.J. says:

      I did teach Photoshop classes for artists when I was in East Boston, but mostly beginner stuff like basic editing and resizing of images for show submissions and preparing images for print. I could teach a class in this technique, and a few people have already expressed interest in learning, but people would have to have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop and be willing to spend alot of time practicing. It took me years of working with Photoshop and editing photos to be able to create these montages.

      • Evelyn says:

        EJ – it truly is gorgeous! Your work always is.

        As far as classes go, I know how complex Photoshop can be – what if you offered beginner classes as a pre-req to anyone w/out experience prior to intermediate/advanced classes?

        • E.J. says:

          Hi Evelyn – how are you? That actually is a good idea. I might put it out and see if people are interested. I could do a beginner class and another one for people who know Photoshop but want to learn montage.

  2. starsquiggle says:

    yes, beautiful..

  3. Susan larosa says:

    So nice. Imaginative!

  4. saint707 says:

    Another beauty! Your montages are wonderful creations.

  5. EJ,
    You’re really onto something with these montages. We could probably learn to use Photoshop, but we can’t all be artists like you!

    Keep it up,

  6. Eloise Brown says:

    VERY nicely done E.J. bravo!!!

  7. Sefatia says:

    Amazing shared on face book so others can see the beauty you captured thank you

    • E.J. says:

      Thanks Sefatia. I hope to keep going with them until I’ve captured a glimpse of all the unique little pieces that make up Gloucester, and make it such an amazing place.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s a lovely composite of photos, and you merged them beautifully. So creative! Kudos, E.J.
    (I awoke one night with a poem swirling around in my head, and it flowed out of me like conversation, so I quickly wrote it down.) Inspiration often comes when we least expect it.

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