Friday, May 12, 2006

Illustration Friday: Angels and Devils

My submission for Illustration Friday's Angels and Devils is a dimensional resined painting called "Flying Home". Some of you might remember an illustrated version that I used for IF's Free theme. This is one of my most popular images so I have done it in every medium and colour combo you can think of.


This pink house is an Angel flying back home to the hood and the Devil lives next door...

Flying Home:Resin, Wood and Foam copyright 1992

46 comments:

haze mcelhenny said...

i love the whisical touch and the colors are amazing. nice work. really nice.

Diane Duda said...

I can see why it's so popular. I just love it!

Random York said...

Hi Valerie!
You are the master of bright colors! I really like your flying house... a lot!

Alina Chau said...

This is really cool!! Love the 3 dimension quality, and the expression on the flying house ... it sound s strange, but your houses always full of fun characters!

Liz Jones said...

This is the greatest!! This leaves Dorothy's traveling house back in the Kansas dust!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

another lovely image and catchy title; you never cease to amaze

sage said...

this is so beautiful...do you use oils or watercolor? such a talent...thank you for visiting my blog; I shall return to yours again.

sage

Janet said...

Love the colors! I loved the Free version, too with Babs waiting patiently on the stoop.

Teri C said...

Val, I just love your little houses, they are so imaginative and wonderful.

Wilnara said...

Val, another wonderful whimsical home full of life!!! The only thing- I cant imagine any of the houses as the devil since all your homes are so inviting!!!!! :-)

Toni said...

Val there is nothing you haven't thought of or done.
Yes all your homes are inviting devil or no devil.
Awesome, girlfriend! I'll take one of those little pink houses anyday.

Paula said...

An angelhouse! What fervid imagination and creativity you've got, valgalart. Nreighbours are not always the ones you'd choose if you could, arent' they?

Joy Eliz said...

I love this...that house is so sweet!

steve said...

Well howdy neighbor, glad you finally figured out my identity ! Did you bring back some Angel food cake for me ? I baked you some Devils' food brownies...
:-D

Very uplifting theme !
stevePoisonPencil

Wee Cottage said...

Flying houses - and beautiful artwork. I love the 3-d effect what a fun idea. It takes wonderful talent to give a house such expression. Great job.

susan said...

totally wicked! i love what you did here in 3-d.. very whimsical, very cool!

Sweet Pea said...

Your work is always fun and your colours are so luminous - well done!

benconservato said...

As usual, tons of comments... and very worthy of all the praise is your illustration. I love his little house wings, and the colour.

Factoryrat71 said...

Awesome work. The houses have a dreamlike feel.

Ian T. said...

Gorgeous picture - your colour-sense is so wonderful! I remember your "Free" picture and this is thematically related (as you point out). Fascinating technique you've got there as well!

aynaku said...

glad to hear that you appreciate shadow puppets...it's a real amazing show...and amazingly funny are your flying houses!

Caroline said...

Now thats a great house and it must have flying carpets inside too... how dreamy (I'm more on a fairy story kick at the moment than the angels etc!)

HARDWAX said...

The desire for this piece is understandable. Your way with color is inspiring, and your unique takes. I think your little pink angel house has got it's work cut out and knows it from the expression, i'm sure it will be okey, I can't imagine anything evil happenining in any of the places you take us.

AG said...

you have wonderful style :)

Sea Angel said...

I love those colors!

carla said...

I can totally see why people love this...it's so whimsical. I think it reaches inot childhood dreams about having things fly...what could be more fun than a flying house? As always, your colors are delishhhhh and the mood is happy.

Amy Zaleski said...

Fun painting! I love the 3D quality and the cotton candy colors.

Bron Smith said...

Beautifully done, Val. It makes me wish that all houses could be so colorful. It would be a much more colorful world then.

modroom said...

Well we can't always choose are neighbours. Great house, also looks like it's done a hard day's night of angelling. A hovering house is very rare in these parts.

Jules said...

Oh boy I lived in that hood and I got out! Love your version much more though as always.

miragee said...

This pink angel house is really cute! Its "facial" expression is just lively!

Roz Foster said...

What a lot of fun this image is! Sometimes I wish my apartment would sprout wings and fly to Spain for a nice vacation.

Shano said...

Too cool! When can you come to my house and do a mural like this? I love the colors and subject matter!

scribblesk said...

What a freeflying marvel! Such personality and zing!

Majeak Ann said...

hehehe! Hilarious and original way of seeing it Valery! Loved it!!

Ellen said...

Fantastic art!

Nicole said...

Love the colors!

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

I like the 3D effect here and also the way you paint around the edges with gallery wrap canvas in general. I am also getting to where I don't use frames. What did we do before gallery wrap?

angela said...

what an absolute dream...

the colour that bursts out. your translations in the thoughts. and the angelic playfulness in the way you captured!

truely amazing. truely beautiful.

oxo,

angela

shawn said...

What am imagination you have!! Even before I.F. comes up with a theme, you are always one step ahead! You're so awesome, Val!

TXArtcGal said...

LOVE the 3D!...and, as always...your colors take my breath away! :) I'd love to visit your world...it is probably bright and cheery all of the time, just like your paintings!

Lord Grayworth said...

The Flying Home is funny...its expression is like a surprise or shout!

And...it's a little creepy... I couldn't draw a flying house...it frightens me....sorry, hehehe.

Love 3D sensation...!

Take care!

Isa said...

wow, very original the use of 3d. I love it.

merlinprincesse said...

Made me laughT Love it Val!

michael dailey said...

ur houses all have a life of there own. the colors u use are so vibrant and wonderful. ps that under the sea part 2 kicksass nice work. i lov it

Holly said...

Very nice. Cheers!

The Unknown said...

Love the way this has so much texture. I bet it's even cooler in person.
I thought I lived next to the devil?
love