Friday, April 28, 2006

Illustration Friday: Under the Sea

My submission for Illustration Friday's theme "Under the Sea" is from my 2001 HomeMade calendar. The title is "Beach House". The sand castle always ends up back under the sea but I enjoy them while they last. I actually have a great underwater painting but it is on film and I need to have it scanned. If this can be accomplished I will post it. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.
The quote is: " A man's house is his castle" ~old proverb
or " A woman's home is her castle"~ new proverb

56 comments:

kidz illustrator said...

Fun! Love the bright colors.

Brian the Mennonite said...

Nicely done Val. I love making sand castles. They usually take a few hours to make and then the kids have a blast destroying it in seconds.

Janet said...

Great,Val! I love the blue water...would like to be sitting there right now! 'hope you are able to scan your other one, too!

Geninne said...

Val! Wonderful illo, so playful and happy! I always get excited when I see you've posted and you never dissapoint :-)

Teri C said...

Oh gosh Val, it is SO perfect!!! The colors so bright and the message so strong and happy.

littlekika said...

I have a nice weekend:)) and your drawings are like a fairytale.

ottoblotto said...

Very peaceful. I smiled.

andrea said...

Now that's a sunny-feeling painting. I love it.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

You have done it again... wonderful

cosmos said...

kooky crazy ooh la la. do more.

cosmos said...

kooky crazy ooh la la. do more.

Paula said...

There is always a dreamy qyality in your pieces odf Art, Valgalart.
Really nice...as susual:-)

cream said...

lovely picture! Here they say: "An Englishman's home is his castle!"
And I am sure that even a Bedouin's tent is his castle!
It's how we feel inside that makes all the difference!

Issi said...

wow beautiful illustration :o)

carla said...

This makes me think of being a child and playing in the sand! Everything looks so happy and sunny, and the castle is magical:> I think what makes sand castles extra special is that they are so ephemeral...things of beauty, often created with painstaking attention to dteail, and then...they're gone!

zordis said...

So nice castle on the beach. Like the proverbs ... Always a theme for each week ;) Nice work and I´m thinking of going calendering .....

Regards from Spain

Joy Eliz said...

This is so sweet! It's been too long since I made a sand castle...

The Unknown said...

Cool!
A man's home is his castle, until he gets married.
love

raim said...

I like your sand castle and thanks for your comment and yes you can link me and sorry for the late answer...
:o))

Robert McLaughlin said...

This is quite nice. And a safer place to be is above the sea.

Twisselman said...

Beautiful. Love the shadows on the sand and castle... How come my sandcastles always end up looking like four piles of upside-down sandpails?

HARDWAX said...

Your sand castle looks like it can stand through tides and sea breezes, so warm and fine this piece! The little sail boat barely seen at the horizon is wonderful.

susan said...

i love the castle home you have created! so colorful and lively.
i would like to live there...between the tides!

Kaya said...

Beautiful illustration, and I have to agree with the new proverb!

merlyna said...

wonderful, refreshing!
i can feel the breeze.....
cannot wait to see the other one!

aynaku said...

graet illo as usual so dreamy...
I appreciate your brand new proverb also
:)

Ayelet said...

That's just magical.
I sat on the beach for the first time this year last Wednesday, and that was the exact atmosphere - everythign was magical and almost glwoing :)

CATRAVEN said...

I enjoy your artwork so very much! This is wonderful! I love your very distinct style!All the pieces of yours I have seen have a warm and friendly quality to them that I really like!

frank h said...

oh, those beautiful games at the beach, Val
your illo has all the elements - sea, sun, sand (the three magic s) and the human presence with ball and the castle

really beautiful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cheery, fun, and wonderfully done! Mary :-)

Gabrielle said...

I love your colours, especially the sand!

Shano said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you blend color, and use of shadow! Makes me want to go to the beach.

Sea Angel said...

Beautiful illustration.
I love the clever the name. =)

P.S.: Hi!!

modroom said...

A castle of sand
In the hand
Making fun
On the run
Around the edge of land!

Lois said...

It's amazing you always have some sort of house for illustration friday topics! I love that. I'm just reading a great children's book called "A House Is a House for Me" by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Betty Fraser.
Check it out, and thanks for expanding my view of what a house can be.

Sweet Pea said...

Beautiful - fantastic luminous colours!

String said...

Well Not MY castle, after all it will get washed away by waves! Lovely illo - are there sand people inside?

Michelle said...

Lovely, great matching quotes too.

Liz Jones said...

Yet another very inviting house! The sky is great, too-- like the variated shades!

TXArtcGal said...

Love it, as usual!!! The colors are so vibrant...and love the little added touches, like the sailboat in the back! :)

Amy Zaleski said...

Summer can't come soon enough this year...thanks for reminding me it isn't too far away. Another fun and overall lovely illustration! How many different types of "homes" would you say you've painted over the years?

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Hopefully this wonderful home doesn't end up under-the-sea. I love the contrasting colors!

Lee said...

how perfect for the beginning of the summer!

albina said...

This is very imaginative interpretation – sandcastles that start and end under the sea…
I love it. Zen moment in the middle of Monday. Thanks!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful warmth illo!! Love your interpretation!

Pickledog said...

Val, Your castle is fit for a Queen. Wonderful illo.

The Tart said...

Am already enjoying the waves. Wonderful. What would we do without U? ; )

Smooch to all the happy homes,
The Tart
; )

Roz Foster said...

What a refreshing, warm-looking seascape! Makes me long for the beach . . . . Beautiful work!

Ellen said...

WOWEE!!!!! Excellent piece! Makes me yearn to go beachcombing!!!!!

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Jaimie said...

beautifully whimsical as always. your colors are just scrumptious.

Holly said...

Oh I love this. It makes yearn for those lazy days by the ocean. Can't wait. Cheers!

Tony LaRocca said...

Sweet- very cheerfull- very warm. I want to go. Now.

Anonymous said...

I like the sly details... the ship slipping over the horizon... the lovely lacy waves... thanks for your affirmation of my under "C" example, too.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great Val! Your pieces always have a distinct feel about them--someone above said dreamy; and that's true; but there is something else to them as well. I just can't think of the word. Your work is alway great to see.

shoofly said...

this is lovely!