Friday, June 02, 2006

Illustration Friday: Portrait


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Portrait" is a painting of a painting of a house. It is from one of my Marisol greeting cards.
copyright 1995

44 comments:

Teri C said...

So cute as always. I just love your art.

RonniHall said...

Very sweet. Love the colors.

michael dailey said...

this has a real at home feel to it, bright and warm and friendly. i almost missed ur curtains on the windows they're so transparent, against that great knotty pine wall.

Geninne said...

Beautifull...that sofa is just waiting for me to go and knit something...

Diane Duda said...

Pretty as a picture!

Amy Zaleski said...

Ooooooh, the inside of one of your lovely homes. It's so soft I feel like I could almost touch it! So cozy!

cristosova said...

What a warm interior! It has all these half transparent details, like the curtains and the fluffy pillow threads. I am also amazed at the way you draw wood.

arvindh said...

NIce warm painting!

CAS said...

Delightful stuff as ever, Valgal!

CAS xxx

Paula said...

I always click sure I'll find something original...and I do. Cute.

gudbrandsdottir said...

So original! Sweet as always!

Jeannine said...

The soft colors (and color choices) are so charming! It isn't just a house ... it is a magical cottage! (I love the teeny tiny house painting on the easel). :)

Janet said...

Very warm and comfy, Val! I like the little wispy curtains, too.

albina said...

Absolutely wonderful! Now fill it with Russians and let them eat cake! Loved that cake entry, love it!!!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely and awesome take on the theme!

haze mcelhenny said...

that's a very unique approach to the subject. i like it - especially your use of color - it really underscores the happy home sort of feeling in this work

aynaku said...

portrait of an artist as the interior she lives in?
:)
smart concept and beatifully delicate painting!

Liz Jones said...

Love it!!

steve said...

Circles within circles ! Luv the vines growing outside the windows. Very cozy looking !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

doodlestreet said...

I just KNOW the inside of you place is cozy like this...what time is dinner! I'll be right over! LOL.
Hey dood..thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog. I left you a response to it on the same thread--and I mean every word of it! :) You're the best!

janey said...

So pretty. Can I move in?

TXArtcGal said...

VERY pretty! LOVE the colors, as usual...and, the wall is perfect! Wonderful!!

isay said...

wow so cozy!

thanks for your support valerie.

all the best,
isay

Robert McLaughlin said...

Ah, the fruit family's portrait. Very nice!

piero said...

i like the quiet small fish in the center of the composition...

Sea Angel said...

Gosh, I love your colors!

marc said...

Hi Val,
I love your houses and this interior is pretty. I want of to be inside.
Beautiful portrait of house!Great!
Nice week

PaulSketch said...

I love the reppetition of the swirls! Beautiful card

Toni said...

A house portrait of coarse! Love the interior and that little easel with the painting is adorable.
This one really says welcome home.

Tiffy said...

It seems like you have a fresh new palette here! And the patterns are more fabric-like too. Very nice ValGal Art :)

steve said...

Great work--looks like a nice, relaxing place to spend some time.

Angela said...

I love the soft colors, and the patterns. My favorite part are those light swirly table legs.

carla said...

This painitng is so soft, warm, and inviting. I'd love to sit in that chair, gaze at the painting, and feel the breeze coming in from outside. It's so pretty and welcoming:>

Gabrielle said...

The mellow colours remind me of the scent of pine. Exquisite, Val! beautiful as always :)

Rrramone said...

Very cute!!

HARDWAX said...

Very nice....very homey feel to your illustration. As always...a great piece.

Twisselman said...

And the fish got his/her portrait done by default. Noticed the same thing M. Dailey saw... thought the windows were art hanging from the rod... the curtains are so sheer. Very relaxing and soothing, all.

Wee Cottage said...

I love it. It amazes me that you can keep to your own theme of houses for everything. Very creative and wonderful!

Emily said...

Beautiful and sweet painting of a house within a house!

Thank you for your kind comments at my blog, btw. : )

Also, I must mention I love the detail you put into your cake piece...the flowers are so cheerful!

Roz Foster said...

I thought it was a portrait of a beloved goldfish! ; - D

Beautiful work, Val!

Sweet Pea said...

Very sweet and nice touch with the little painting on the easel:)

Momma Pajama said...

Thanks for the nice comment at my site! I appreciate the encouragement from fellow artists! Is this picture ("Portrait") done digitally or by hand?

ValGalArt said...

Thanks for asking momma, it's all by hand.

David said...

I like the bright colors and the happy feel of all of your art. :)