Friday, May 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Fat


My Submission for Illustration Friday's theme Fat is from my 2002 HomeMade Calendar for the month of October. The title is "Home Grown". I have always loved the idea of the annual pursuit to grow the largest pumpkin.
The quote is : "Wide is the door of the cottage" ~proverb

Medium: Liquitex acrylics on Canson Airbrush paper

copyright 2001

48 comments:

Liz Jones said...

Awww. A punkin house!!! Very cute and chubby!

Issi said...

its lovely :o) greetings, Issi

steve said...

Should we change the song to:
'fatty fatty two by four, can't fit through the pumpkin door.'

Or maybe I'm just a ding-a-ling.
Luv the pumpkin patch in the yard, say how do you paint the sides of the pumpkin when the houses are so close...oh, wait. Just ask the pumpkin house to suck in it's belly !
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

benconservato said...

it is kind of a strange throbbing type of illustration... I mean that is the nicest kind if way, it does the topic tons of justice!

Janet said...

Pumpkin house!...what a neat idea!
It is amazing just how big some of those pumpkins are each year, isn't it?

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Love it!

debi said...

This is adorable! ;-)

cream said...

Bursting at the seams! Definitely need an extension or a move!
Lovely and funny, Val!

Joe said...

Just to cute! Great idea, have a good weekend!

LDahl said...

I love pumpkins and I would live in this house (or one of those you took photos of... the pink one I would repaint:D
Happy IF Day!

Paula said...

LOL, Valgalart, you always ocme up with something original; This made me thinl of Alice in Wonderland. Very beautiful

Caroline said...

Love the fat house... with nice plump colours too

Alina Chau said...

cute fat house!! Warmth and inviting!

michael dailey said...

mmmmmm nothing like coming home to the smell of fresh pumpkin pie everyday nice pic

andrea said...

Oh so warm and inviting. You can make me a house to live in, Val!

Ray Frenden said...

Heh, uber cute. You really nail that style to the wall, don't you? It's incredibly consistent. I think it's awesome that you've found the way you like to express yourself.

shoofly said...

very cute! what a fat house! bet the neighbors aren't too thrilled...hehe.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Oh right on! I am always impressed how you have infused so much personality in your houses,,, great!

"Maggie" said...

What a fun and great take on "fat"! When my children were little we took them to their great great grandfather's garden where they had first pick of the largest pumpkins. The always wanted one HUGE pumpkin and one tiny pumpkin. Then we had to figure out how to get them into the van to get them home, some weighed so much it took two men to get them in the van!

HARDWAX said...

The colors, the honey and butterscotch, i love the warmth of this piece, and your fat little pumpkin house looks happy. Love the little red flowers and pumpkins on the front lawn to. Wonderful work!

sugar mama said...

This is wonderful!! Looks like it's bursting with fun and happiness, and the detail is great. Did the house turn into a pumpkin at midnight? :)

gudbrandsdottir said...

Yet another wonderful house! Your style is great!

aynaku said...

what vibrant colours! i like the idea and pumpkins too!
:)

Kay said...

i'd live in a home as pretty as this pumpkin house! =)

creative kismet said...

A house fat full of love and warm light! Love the colors!

Katili said...

Great illo, the house looks so friendly. Love it.

Michelle said...

This is just beautiful, the colours are brilliant.

Toni said...

Everytime I come to your blog I smile. Your houses put a smile on everyone's face.
Something about growing big fat pumkins is fun and exciting. I always loved watching my boys when they were little digging out seeds from the pumkins. I think your houses just bring back awesome memories for people.

carla said...

This makes me think of Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater! I love how wonderfully you cary your theme throught the whole paitning...everything is pumpkin colored and there's the pumpkin patch in the front yard...You're so creative, Val!

Roz Foster said...

Ha! I wondered, too, like Carla, is Peter Pumpkin Eater's wife being kept very well in there? Love your glowing world, Val.

letile said...

what a fun take of this subject!

Wee Cottage said...

It's a wonderful little pumpkin house. Lovely

Tony LaRocca said...

I love your chubby house- it looks so pink and healthy!

TXArtcGal said...

I was wondering how you would make a house using FAT! Well...you did it, and perfect at that! Fantastic job!!...love the colors, and the rows of flowers! Beautiful!

Linda said...

well thats a mighty cute fat pumpkin house, I wonder how the neighbors feel about it.

merlinprincesse said...

I would live in the fat one! LOL!

ratlion said...

This house is adorable! Looks almost jolly and content :)

Ginger*:)* said...

This is wonderful. You have a grand imagination. The whole piece works on so many levels.

albina said...

I was going to be effusive in my compliments…but others have beaten me to it. In one word? Glorious!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

What a cute house. Great job.

Bron Smith said...

I love your bright, bold, and beautiful colors, Val. Beautiful illustration.

Gabrielle said...

I always get lost staring at the magic of a glowing jack o'lantern, this is a really nice spin on that, and as always your work is flawless :o)

Wilnara said...

Hey there Val!
What a cozy fat pumpkin!!!!! Love It!!!!

Amy Zaleski said...

Don't know how I missed this! A cute way to represent "fat" as it can be a real nasty word! Thanks so much Val for your encouragement always and the nice things you say on my blog. I really value your opinion and look forward to seeing your posts each week as well!

zordis said...

Gorgeous Pumkin house. Makes you feel fall right before summer. Lovely pastel colours and so aprpriet for the occation.

Nice work Val ....

Twisselman said...

Great pumpkin house! Seems like this place would fit in swell in Half Moon Bay.

tiffinix said...

How is it you always come up with the most perfect illustrations for the theme. It is a bit unreal your homemade calendars have everything covered. I love how vibrant this is - just a fabulous piece.

The Unknown said...

Wee Hee! I love this one. Love the pumkin colors.

Steve cracks me up. :-)

love