Friday, March 31, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spring


Please click on to the top illo for a closeup view


My submission for Illustration Friday's topic, Spring, is from my 2001 HomeMade calendar. The title is Green House. This is a favourite of the people that collect my work. I loved making this one. Spring is here and I am so glad! Happy Flowers everyone! The quote: To Adam, paradise was home, To the good among his descendants, home is paradise. ~ Hare
GreenHouse copyright 2000

70 comments:

Janet said...

...and it's now a favourite of mine! I've always wanted a greenhouse.

Caroline said...

My favourite sort of greenhouse! Lovely!

PS And I think your big hair suited you...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool greenhouse, Val Gal, LOVE IT!!! Mary :-)

Teri C said...

So adorable. I can't wait to see what grows out of there! Love your art Val!

String said...

Like I said before, I always wonder what type of house I will find! Lovely!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a fav of mine now too!!! Wouldn't it be great to wander in there daily just to get away.

steve said...

Your greenhouse is rilly hopping with happy plants. My greenhouse desperately needs a new door and some white paint. It's looking pretty sad.

Of course mine is about a decade old, so I can't fuss too much.

P.S. Luv the shaped bushes and trees around your greenhouse.

stevePoisonPencil

Sarah said...

Your work is wonderful. I love your whimsical style and your color choices. My children loved your work also! My 4 year old son laughed and laughed at the Bath House.

Kaya said...

Gorgeous, love the lush colours, this thing is bursting with spring light and loveliness! What a beautiful image.

Geninne said...

Oh wow! You can add me to the list too, this one's my all time favorite, love, love, love!
Beautiful as always :-)
Big fan of your work...
Thankx so much for your nice words on my blog.

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh how I love this one. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if we all had one of these in our back yards. This is just so full of life!

isay said...

wow , how i wish i can make our greenhouse similar to your illustration with all those beautiful flowers and plants.

cosmos said...

I really, really like this! Do more.

murphy girl said...

don't know why, but it reminds me of the greenhouse where frosty melted, but of course was saved by santa! love this image!

vicci said...

I want Spring soooo bad!!!!! I'm itching to get my fingers in the dirt and start adding more flowers to the garden! Glad you liked the "Duckie" atc Val....Have a good weekend!

littlekika said...

Really beautiful. Your colours are so "très jolies";)))

Alexa Brett said...

Hi Val! I want to be trapped inside that greenhouse. It is so lovely! Everything is still pretty brown here...I long for some green sprinkled with your wonderful palette. Excellent illo!

juliemc said...

it's a sight (site-hehe) for sore eyes. Today is one of the first spring-like days in Illinois! This makes me long for a pergola! Fine work, as always!

Joy Eliz said...

Great illo! Oh how I would love to have a green-house like this!

andrea said...

I love the cone trees. This is truly springy, Val.

Detlef said...

Captures the theme perfectly!

Rowantree said...

Beautiful scene, fulled of details !

Maria Antunes said...

Hello Valerie, nice illo you have here. Love the colors. I have to say... wow. :-)

Paula said...

I understand why it has becomes a favorite: it's joyous and colorful.

HARDWAX said...

Spring with an extra large dose of fresh and sweet. The large view is just great detail in those little greenhouse flowers and trees, I like the little butterflies to. A wonderful illo as usual.

Shano said...

So lovely! I love the colors and whimsical feeling.

zordis said...

This one is soooooo beautiful. Your houses are so nice and this one reminds me of a birdhouse full of life, just my spring thing!

Nice touch and groovie details!

shawn said...

Oh Val! That is really wonderful! I LOVE all the details in the trees and butterflies and even on the sidewalk. You never stop amazing me.

Brian the Mennonite said...

Oh, I do love this one. I want to go in but I can't seem to find the door. Help!

gudbrandsdottir said...

I understand why its a favorite! Such a bright inviting picture!

carla said...

Okay...I'm just going to join the crowd here with my ooohs and ahs... This is just bursting with efflorescent color! I think this is my favorite of all the pieces you've shown...it's exquisite in its detail and in the mood it produces in the viewer.

marc said...

Hello Val,
There is in the city near my home of large greenhouses with exotic plants but the colors are not intense as in yours.Very beautiful and luminous greenhouse.Well done!
Nice Sunday

andrea said...

Wow, the colors in this just pop! The greenhouse looked as if it was going to burst all of its goodness outside into nature. Great illo!
a.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

wow! this is wonderful! very beautiful work! lovely detail and the choice of colors are perfect!

irvine said...

weee! this is soo pretty! how I sould like to go there! mmmm and smell all those flowers! ^_^ huggss

Bearuh said...

looks like it would even smell good like flowers!

aynaku said...

great illo!I love all the details and its spring colours!thanx for your comment...since I'm not mother toungue, i guess thet my voc necessarily sounds a bit lysercic!!!

miragee said...

Oh Val, I love the leaves, the flowers and everything in your illo! It's so vibrant!

georg said...

Wonderful, really a great green house! I can see at the image, that you love spring - it's a happy drawing, beautiful!

Suzan said...

Beautiful work! amazing colors. The trees are my favorite.

Michael O'Connell said...

what style… great illustration…

modroom said...

Very busy and vibrant with life, I can smell spring in the air and here the insects and birds. One of my favourites too.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

reminds me of the conservatory in Golden Gate park... i love your bright colors and fluid lines

cristosova said...

We are having a belated spring entry here: yours makes me ache for it even more!

Lee said...

definately one of my favorites val! great illustration :)

Kala said...

This is so vibrant and has amazing detail, absolutely wonderful!

TXArtcGal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! So many wonderful flowers to look at! I wish I could sit amongst them all! Great job!

scribblesk said...

The entrancing worlds you create invite one to step inside and just glory in their beauty.

albina said...

Oh, wow! I sooo want one of those in my backyard! I love radiant quality of your paintings. Each one is such a joy.

kelly rae said...

oh, oh, oh. this is my FAVORITE of yours. Love it!

Tulipland said...

WOW ! awesome !!!!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful green house!! Very full of Spring spirit indeed!

Aravis said...

So fresh and cheerful and pretty. Wonderful illustration!

Holly said...

Outstanding! Cheers!

Hillitty Kukko said...

Beautiful dreamhouse - greenhouse :)

Sweet Pea said...

This is lovely - so delicate and full of life!

Roz Foster said...

Wow. So many details! How staggeringly elaborate this greenhouse is. Stunning work.

Wilnara said...

I wish I had the green thumb to grow such a beautiful green house. Very vibrant and full of life- Val

Bron Smith said...

What a wonderful contribution to spring you've made, Val. Beautiful work.

The Tart said...

HOW do you do this????????????

Each week I think, OK, her stuff cannot just get any better...........AND THEN, I see this house. YOU are just too wonderfully talented!

I can no more say "this is my favorite house" because next week I will love the next one equally.

This green house is FANTASTIC!

Smooch,
You B&B return Tarty guest.

; )

tiffinix said...

Oh absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful illustration for spring! This last week I started all my flowers and vegetables inside for the garden. How lovely it would be to have a greenhouse like this! Lovely colors as well!

The Tart said...

U are just too nice... thx for the nicest comment, ever... ditto to U! Only the happiest of Tarts could create such adorable little huts. ; )

Big happy spring hug to U,
The Tart
: )

Jaimie said...

Wheee!!! This might just be my favorite of your paintings so far.
I love all the colorful detail. Amazing.

"Maggie" said...

Thank you for your warm and caring comments, you are such a dear!

Dee said...

Oooh, gorgeous! My mom is an avid gardener, and would love this to hang in her kitchen. I'll have to forward your link to her. :)

The colors are so vibrant and lovely.

Sea Angel said...

So cute! Simply adorable.
(Wow, 65 comments! O_O)

Twisselman said...

Wonderful greenhouse. And I really like the colors of the sky.

Julie Oakley said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog because I clicked back and saw this lovely illustration. Absolutely gorgeous.

vfm4 said...

lovely, keeps me smiling.... :)

Pati @-;-- said...

Wow! Wonderful work, Val. I'd love to be there... it must be a gift for your senses :)

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