Friday, April 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted


My submission for Illustration Friday's topic Spotted is from my 2003 HomeMade calendar, for the month of September. The title is "Log Home". I chose this painting because I spotted some spotted deer standing in the dappled forest.
The quote: I go into the wilderness and rediscover the home within. ~China Galland

63 comments:

michael dailey said...

nice concept and i like the way u handled the bkgd

doodlestreet said...

DOOD!.....you are a total SUPER FREAK! (in a very good way...).
How many paintings do you have??????!!!!! Just amazing...I tell ya. You have art for just about everything.
You know, I just got the "Dood" thing...it took me a couple times of seeing it, but realized you probably called me 'dood' because of my 'doodlestreet' name, DUH! But I'll just call you 'dood' back...it can be our little thing. Hahahaha...."DOOD!"

Maitokivi said...

I like greatly this and all your pictures in this blog!
Very magic!

dav820 said...

What a delightful painting!

Wilnara said...

Val,
I smell those pancakes from the log house and I'm ready to poor some maple syrup! :-) You are amazing! I love how the deers are spotted in the background and their reflection in the water. I guess they are smelling the pancakes too! Another warm and cozy image from a very talented woman!!!! :-)

HARDWAX said...

Oh I love this, the deer and the light you have coming through the trees, those colors, this is so good. Your cozy little cabin in the woods, what a place to be!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Mobile homes... Log homes... what a clever talented gal you are!!

Pati @-;-- said...

Lovely. It seems the scenary for a fairy tail.

Teri C said...

I love the idea of taking one big log to make the log home--so clever!! Love the deer to complete the picture.

So, Val, do you sell your calendars???

isay said...

take me to this place! so cool. i like everything about it. and the trees behind-gosh so beautiful! and the log house looks so warm even outside.

The Unknown said...

Cozy. I could use a nice vacation there.
Great post Love.
love

Rozum said...

Really nice colors. There's something comforting and eerie about this piece. I really like it.

Janet said...

Val, I really like this, especially the light coming through the trees! On a vacation once, my family walked through a cabin made out of a section of a single redwood.(I have a picture somewhere). It was really neat, with built in bunks and drawers.(It was part of a traveling Ripleys Museum display).

Rrramone said...

Val gal, you are spot on. As usual. :-)

Ginger*:)* said...

How glad I am to have spotted this one. The sunlight in the trees, and the little log home are magical.

Natura said...

Great work, love color pallet. Lovely atmosphere!

andrea said...

It looks like fire in the sky ~ so spotted! Fantastic effect! Are you and Andrea Edwards in a competition to see how best to use yourt past work to apply to IF? Very clever, but one day you'll run out. Maybe. :)

Lori Witzel said...

Spotted the spotted mushrooms, and had to sample one...and now I see spots before my eyes.

Oh well, the price one pays for looking at really nice work!

Paula said...

There is really magic in your paintings, valgalart; a dreamy quality a great sense of color.

zordis said...

This is so cozy and gives a warm feeling. Nice one!

Katili said...

Awh this is so beautiful ! It's like from a forest in September, so calm and quiet. Great illo.

Amy Zaleski said...

How mystical this forest is! Another adorable calendar illustration. These are all just wonderful - you need to put the houses into a book - for real. Or have you?

Issi said...

wow, its beautiful :o)

frank h said...

amazing drawing Valerie
so friendly and warm - a total fall sense

and beautiful quote as well

very nice

Sweet Pea said...

This is beautiful - love the colours in this one!

irvine said...

wow! what a beautiful forest!! wish I could live there! hihi ^_^ huggss

Bad Dog (deceased) said...

Valgalart: I am performing a lobotomy on myself, removing and eating my brain because I just can't compete with the endless wonder of the bottomless well of your enormous talent. Good bye. the late Bad Dog. Woof!

cosmos said...

I heart this! Do more.

Whimspiration said...

The richness is astounding.

Brian the Mennonite said...

The light coming through the trees makes the forest look like skyscrapers and the spotted lights look like little windows.

There is a home for everyone.

Liz Jones said...

Oh, WOW. I LOVE this one, Val-- I think this is my favorite of the ones you've done! Dappled light... love it!

Toni said...

Hi Val, I love this one. Makes me want to live in your log home. Here in PA just before thanksgiving all the hunters go out spotting for deer so they know where to hunt come the monday after the big turkey day.

aynaku said...

I like any single dot, point, spot in your dreamy illo...
:)
the background is really excellent and so are the dark trees silhouttes

TXArtcGal said...

Everything about this illustration is magical! The lights...the smoke...the "log home"...perfect as usual!

Kim Carney said...

I would love to spend the afternoon right there, in th cabin! what fun

raim said...

Thank´s for your comments...
I agree with... "everything about this ... is magical! "
Raim

atomicvelvetsigh said...

an enchanting illo i must say! nice colors and it all appear like in a dream-state... you are so talented! 8)

Michelle said...

This has such a lovely feel to it, great colours you have used.

cream said...

"I love the illo and the quote!"
Very true!

georg said...

I like your fairytale-style - you have one more fan!

String said...

I love this one, want to go there, hey Doodlestreet let's go!

modroom said...

Great autumnal feel of the forest, and works so well with the quote. I've spotted the deer and seen their reflections, and I'm off for a wander through the trees..

Karen said...

It looks like such a magical place. Your spotted deer look so elegant and sweet.

Michael said...

I want to live in that log! Magical and fun.

carla said...

This is so cozy and magical and pretty and wonderful...The background with the loght coming therough the trees is like lots of little eyes looking into that clearing. Your imagination creates such incredible places...they all really do feel like home (that wasn't really meant to be a pun)...they vibe is always that good! I love the colors in this one, too!

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful little house, soo magical!!

kelly rae said...

love the colors of this one, val - different from your others but just as wonderful.

miragee said...

I like the warm tone of this illo. Val, it must be a tremendous honor to get your whole collection of calendars! Your illos are so lovely!

albina said...

Wonderful light and so many spots to count!

littlekika said...

Oh it's so magic!!!
I love your work:)

tiffinix said...

Stunning. I love the colors and the light in the woods - the spotted mushrooms. The smoke coming out of the log home. Gorgeous!

Roz Foster said...

So sweet. The light dappled forest almost looks like a hidden city in the woods there. A magical world, indeed.

Twisselman said...

Okay, this one is my favorite ValGal art so far. And you used the adjective that sprang to mind upon seeing the 'dappled' forest... so you see, I used it anyway. Yes, this is a place we dream about. Cool.

Bron Smith said...

Such a stunning image, Val. I especially like the warm background.

Holly said...

Lovely and a wonderful quote. Cheers!

scribblesk said...

Glows in a glorious dappled way!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great illo. Love the background and the lighting.

Linda said...

Your picture shows how I feel when I spot a deer. Beautiful!

flossy-p said...

It's lovely to see another one of your magical houses. If I ever earn enough money to buid a house, I'll be coming to you to design it for me.

This one looks much more pixie-like than the ones with 4 walls. I love the dappled light through the trees and the safe, quiet, warm feel to it.

wynlen said...

Nice. I like the colors!
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Angela said...

I really like the colors in this piece. I also especially like the deer, and the river and the cute lil' mushrooms!

Jaimie said...

beautiful! I love the dappled background.

Pickledog said...

Great illo, I really love the way you've created the background with the light glowing between the trees.