Mixing it Up – Paint Factory and Marine Railways

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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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10 Responses to Mixing it Up – Paint Factory and Marine Railways

  1. I like the colors in this one.

  2. Marty Luster says:

    Great composite. You need to teach me how you did it.

    • E.J. says:

      Photoshop is an amazing creative tool. I just look through photos until I find two that work together, then layer one over the other and erase part of one to expose the other. I’m intrigued by the beauty of the abstract images that exist all around us, as well as the realism, so am incorporating the two. These two worked particularly well because of the similar colors and the fact that they are both old, historical and gritty.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice, nice, nice!

  4. Jerry Ackerman says:

    Nice, nice, nice!

  5. Bill Langer says:

    Okay, E.J., now you’re showing off! But man, I really like it – It’s a photo that grabs me and makes me look again, following the chimney into the corroded metal sky. You have a great eye — thanks, and keep it up!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Really excellent and interesting!

  7. E.J. says:

    Thanks all. It’s great to get positive feedback when you go in a new creative direction. Being in an area surrounded by so many amazingly creative and talented people motivates you to push your limits to come up with something new and different, which I hope I am doing.

  8. Linda Colman says:

    I think you’re on to something, EJ.

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