Friday, February 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Simple


Sometimes the simple things are the best! "Hen House" is from my 2002 HomeMade calendar copyright 2001

70 comments:

carla said...

This is really cool! It has an alomst medieval look to it with the flat fields in the background. The little barn house looks like it's dancing, and the pecking chickens look so happy. This has such a good feeling to it:>

steve said...

Cluck ! Cluck !
This is EGGzactly what we needed here !
Cluck ! Cluck !
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

isay said...

it has reminded me of the times when i was a child. simply beautiful!

shoofly said...

the sheep look really happy!

Ginger*:)* said...

SIMPLY lovely. Everything is so peaceful ... I can smell the sweet country air.

Sarah said...

I love this one - so cute!

andrea said...

very pretty! I love the colors.
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doodlestreet said...

WOW!!! This one I think I like the VERY BEST! So excellent! Reminds me just a bit of "chicken run"! I would think that cuz I'm a cartoonist! :)

madretz said...

Love the warm colors and the cute little chick-a-dees hanging out with their parentals.

Janet said...

Neeato!I really like this, especially like the patchwork fields! Thanks for making the top one where I can click on it an see it bigger!

Teri C said...

You are the queen of these cute little houses and buildings! Just great!

andrea said...

Ah, the simple life. This coop looks like it could fly! Good thing, since chickens can't. Charming as always, Val.

cosmos said...

Beaitiful work as always. Do more.

juliemc said...

Love your stuff. Makes me feel happy.

Tatiana said...

The simple life can be very relaxing. I just spent time on a chicken farm in Belize. Nothing like 2 kettles of hot water and rain water for a great bath.

Tatiana EL-Khouri
http://www.tatianaelkhouri.com

Maria Antunes said...

Lovely illo. I love the colors. Cute chickens and sheeps. wow... :-)

kaya said...

your illustration is simple and yet there are many interesting places for your eyes to go inside of it. Very cool as usual!

Anonymous said...

Miss the simple life!
Simply lovely :)

Brian the Mennonite said...

The weather vane is a perfect detail. It's simple but it has a wonderful impact.

The Unknown said...

Wonderful! Looks cozy!
love

Shano said...

I love this! I love the farm and chickens. This is an amazing piece! Well done!

Shane said...

Oh how I miss my compost.
Lovely work. Captured the simple life perfectly.
Having said that it's hard work being a farmer now a days.

Bron Smith said...

You should do more calendars, Val. Colorful and delightful.

Aravis said...

Oh sure, it looks peaceful on the surface but you know how those hens love to peck and cluck! *G* This is beautiful as always. :0)

cream said...

I love both versions, Val! And especially the hens!

Caroline said...

We used to keep hens... but they were never as beautiful as this!

marc said...

Simply good!Very beautiful.

Toni said...

There is nothing more simple than life on a farm. Well it may be simple but it's hard work. been ther and done that.
Your illo is fantastic and love the folk art look to it with the rolling patchwork hills.

Sea Angel said...

This is so cute it makes me wanna be a hen! lol. =D
I totally love your art.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Very nice illustration depicting a nice simple life. Always great to stop by and see what you have that is new.

creative kismet said...

This is delightful. Looks like a very happy hen house.

HARDWAX said...

I never thought i'd ever look at a hen house, and want to live there, a first for everything I guess. So delightful.

aynaku said...

simply beatiful...I really like the yellow tones you made use of...thanx for your inspiring comment

Majeak Ann said...

-sighs-
I agree...also great to spend some times in delightful places from yor imagination..simply wonderful.

Twisselman said...

My job as a boy was to clean out the chicken house, and something that has to be done a lot. Stuff happens; and happens a lot in a chicken house.

Enough of that. Your beautiful chickens keep a tidy place, I see. Great piece... I especially like all the attention to detail in your artwork.
Wonderful!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

a beautiful illustration.. simple and stunning.. 8)

irvine said...

chicken? where is the chicken everyone is talking about? hihi ^_^

I love this painting. looks like its a peaceful place too.. wanna run around there.. hee

Wilnara said...

What a Wonderful Image- Val.

Crescendo said...

Very nice works and sense of colors !

Rayne said...

Such a happy picture! and I love the colors.

rose said...

I love your chickens!

TXArtcGal said...

This is absolutely precious! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! I can almost feel as though I'm living the simple life! VERY nice!

Liz Jones said...

Aw.SO cute...I wish my chickens had a coop like that!
:o)

Lily and Lucy White said...

Valerie!
That is not a SIMPLE chicken coop –it is pretty fancy chicken coop with a flourish! It would be SIMPLE to be a chicken installed in a posh coop in a middle of SIMPLY divine patchwork quilty fields.
Love it! Lily.

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The Tart said...

Oh, I love the little chicks.
This is adorable and fun.
I could not wait to see what you had posted.
Have a great week.

Smooches,
The Tart

garth bruner said...

I just love it!

Angela said...

I love the warm colors, the little hills, and the technique is beautiful!

Stephen said...

wow! this is beautiful! Great one!

-steph

Catnapping said...

oh, i love all those chicks. this is soooo good. i want to live there.

Leezy said...

This is a stunning illustration. Composition is wonderful. Love love love!!!

the painted pear said...

I like the colors, it has a whimsical feeling.

A Little Hut said...

I always love your work. Beatiful colors.

KaRLa said...

That is beautifull i love it, and is so so cuteee congratulations

Wee Cottage said...

I love the warmth in this one. Lovely illustration. You are so right simple pleasures are best! Great job. It has a very wonderful feel to it.

Alexa Brett said...

Your illos are so pretty, Val! And I love the colours you chose...Sometimes, you can stare at simple for a long time and see the complex work that went into it. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your husband!

piero said...

hello naive artist! i like your style, reminds me of jean jacques rousseau!

wynlen said...

Sweet. I would like to go there. Love the colors!
www.wynlen.no

Amy Zaleski said...

I love everything about this one, Val! The warm colors, the quilt-like patterns in the hills, the textures on the barn, the small animals dotted throughout....just a great job. And so fitting for simple.

...Kat said...

chickens and quilts make me happy
ah! the simple life!

Penguin said...

I think this may be my favorite thing of yours that I've seen. I'm a sucker for anything in a rural setting.

Andrea said...

You've got a great style!

Alina Chau said...

V COOOL calenda design!

Gise said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your ilustrations.

scribblesk said...

A chicken shack! How simply quaint and quirky

Lee said...

I want to live there...love it val :)

Stephanie said...

Wow, this is one of the best illustrations this week. I love the fields in the background. Carla is right, it reminds us of those medieval Flemish paintings. Beautiful.

Kim Carney said...

Simple and fun. Love the color!

String said...

I always enjoy clicking on your link, wondering what 'house' will be served as part of the weekly menu!

Lois said...

I really like the patchwork quiltiness to this piece.