Friday, August 18, 2006

Illustration Friday: Match


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Match" is a dimensional painting I made in 1991 for the Revness family in Brentwood. This piece is called "Some Enchanted Evening". The guy is seranading the woman and if this works out it is a match made in heaven...
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Acrylic on masonite, buildings are wood and foam 28" x 34"

40 comments:

michael dailey said...

well the way i c it if he can get her half way up the bridge then some how she stumbles and slides the other half right into his palce serenation over, mission accomplished. great colors in this seems to have a magical feel to it maybe its his sing creating a spell on her alrite enough

Diane Duda said...

the colors are lovely on this one. you outdid yourself with this entry! beautiful.

Bad Dog (deceased) said...

ValGal: I'm amazed how you always have a perfect match for the weekly theme. You must have a warehouse full of your wonderful work. How can a buy some? Bad Dog

Geninne said...

Val! The colors on this piece are beautiful...your work is AMAZING

Liz Jones said...

Ah! SO sweet! Love the colors on this one!

murphy girl said...

it's really romantic

Teri C said...

Val, another beauty! Such a colorful heart-rending scene! Perfect!

Rrramone said...

Ah, if only there was such a thing. :-)

Toni said...

If the match is as romantic as this piece of art then it will be timeless.
wonderful!

Lee said...

I love this one val...the blues and purples are so peaceful...and I love the story behind it :)

aynaku said...

your bridge is a very romantic and lovely metaphor, well painted and perfectly matching with this week's topic...:)

Amy Zaleski said...

How romantic! Like Bad Dog, I'm amazed with your arsenal of work that fits each topic so perfectly. Thanks for your comment on Robert Johnson!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Hey Valgal! Love this painting, what a lovely couple! Their houses match each other too!

ValGalArt said...

Dear Bad Dog: It's interesting that a deceased dog that is bad would be interested in buying art! Where do you put your money and do they have walls where you are?

merlinprincesse said...

Romeo and Juliette in modern times! But this time the story ends nicely! :)

Janet said...

Neato, Val! ..love the blues!

Alina Chau said...

Woooo .... romantic!! beautiful!

Natura said...

Lovely scene, love how the warm lights contrast with the blue scenary.

Michelle said...

Lovely and how clever to make it 3D.

String said...

What a lovely illo, really like the feeling and colours!

Ginger*:)* said...

A perfect MATCH! Your theme, colors, and illustrations are always so lovely. This one like all the others, just draws the viewer in. There is magic in this one.

"Maggie" said...

A match made in heaven, what a romantic feeling and one I have been feeling for the last 8 years. Love this concept.

Thanks for stopping by and I miss you all too. I have had way too much on my plate this summer but am slowly coming round again! :)

marc said...

Hi Val,
Ah! A serenade with the moonlight! It's beautiful! Be my Juliette, I would be your Romeo!It's romantic and very nice! I love this illo!
Nice week.

PaulSketch said...

oooooooo BEAUTIFUL piece!! I love how you tied it into this weeks topic too

Jana Bouc said...

Beautiful artwork--and I guess the guy must have been successful since they're now a family and wanted you to paint this for them!

kj said...

oooh, another home run. your work has such a magical, safe-place quality to it. i always feel better when i see your world.

benconservato said...

AS usual, I love it and you have kicked all our butts... the colours are beautiful as usual as well. You are very good with colour and not being afraid to use it.

Sweet Pea said...

Very sweet and romantic - reminds me of the houses of Frida Kahlo and Diego Riveria, I think they had blue houses joined by a bridge :)

stacey m said...

another lovely one!

tiffinix said...

Oh that is too cool that it is dimensional! I would love to see this in person. So roman tic and gorgeous. I love how the houses in the back seem to be floating in mid-air. A wonderful painting!

Gabrielle said...

Beautiful night-time colours Val. An outstandingly striking image, I love the bridge!

Ray Frenden said...

You do seem to have a storehouse somewhere filled to the brim with high quality work. Do you ever put a brush down?

MsDabble said...

I love bridges and yours is lovely as is the rest of the piece. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Michael O'Connell said...

beautiful work… what i don't get is why he doesn't just use the bridge… or why she doesn't come running across said bridge into his arms…

HARDWAX said...

I do like the dimensional look, gives me the feeling the lovers could cross that little bridge that isolates one from the other, and
I love paintings that pull me in, and this little scene is full of drama and purpose. Lucky Revness family.

Andrea said...

It sort of reminds me of the brige between Frida and Diego's houses. Were they a match made in heaven or hell? Hmmmmm...either way, lovely submission!

scribblesk said...

How charming and evocative!

haze mcelhenny said...

lovely color and play with the forms. this is so warm and inviting it just draws me right in

Bron Smith said...

The perspective that you created really jumps of the canvas, Val. And it almost glows with color.

cream said...

Great match, Val!
Is she playing hard to get or just hiding from prying eyes?
Let's hope that bridge is over troubled waters.