Friday, September 15, 2006

Illustration Friday: Change

My Submission for Illustration Friday's "Change" comes from a painting titled "Hanging Around". If dry cleaning was sent through your home, you'd always be ready for a change!

I made this painting in 1997 and hung it in a gallery on Main Street in Santa Monica and within a few days a naked person came in and bought it. Just kidding, they wore clothes. Have a fun weekend my friends!
Hanging Around is Acrylics on masonite, wood, foam, paper, prismacolor pencil, and cord. copyright 1997

58 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Val, you're too funny! This is quite a charming one...but you're right, I wouldn't want dry cleaning running through my home. Great colors!

kat coyle said...

ha ha, for a second i believed that a naked person did buy your painting. i remember venice ca when it was a nude beach (you see).
nice painting!

CAS said...

Stunning work - as ever - ValGal!

Anonymous said...

Val Gal: Since I was of the K-9 pursuasion in my last lifetime I'm not all that familiar with clothing. They give you one spandex fur suit when you are a puppy and it just grows with you. My last one has a nasty set of tire tracks but since I'm planning on being a human next time I'm sure I'll be a natty dresser. Pax et Amo. B.D.

~Gina said...

This is so whimsical! I love the atmosphere!

Teri C said...

You have the cutest house in all the world!!!!!!!!

Random York said...

Super! You know what I like a lot about tour work?... the rich blue sky you often paint in the background... the art is always refreshing.

Shano said...

Oh, I could totally live here! Would I have to be naked? Hee. What a great concept. You can win an award for Best use of Color.

murphy girl said...

very convenient way of getting the wash done! lots of fun here!

Ellen Byrne said...

You've done it again! Bravo!

Genevieve said...

no way, Valgal. YOU're fabulous. Did you read a lot of Dr. Seuss in your time? Do you absolutely love Fantasia, the movie? i love your colors, the night sky and the warm light windows. selling it is a bonus!

*wants to live there too*

Michael O'Connell said...

great illustration valerie… your buildings have quite a bit of personality…

andrea said...

A change of clothes is almost a change of scene and always a change of attitude. Great energy here, Val. ANd thanks for the comments earlier today -- much appreciated!

cristosova said...

Hihi, I have been to Santa Monica and wouldn´t be surprised if naked people walked into a gallery. The painting is fabulous, such rich and soothing colors!

Jana Bouc said...

I love these dancy fun buildings. It's almost like they're wearing the clothes as their outfits.

Cream said...

Yes, Val you got me there!
Change is as a rest!

I am typing this stark naked too...;o)

merlinprincesse said...

Love your colours, Valerie. And your drawings are so perfect! :)

frank h said...

ha ha ha... - thanks - good art and nice idea, Val!

susan said...

very very cool valgal. love the colors and the mood here...

"Maggie" said...

Hi Val! Great illustration and love your humor. My dry cleaning bills are a killer. I think I would prefer the luxury of being naked. No, on second thought, I would definitely not!!! I have been on a bit of a sabbatical but am back now, the summer has been really busy. Thanks for stopping by and for all your warm supportive comments!

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for the message! Love the colors you chose..
Very cool! Take care -

Ginger*:)* said...

If dry cleaning was sent through my home I wouldn't have to get in the car and go downtown to pick it up.
This is another beautiful painting, Val...just beautiful.

annax said...

Magical and wondrous! I am in love with your style!

marcisenders said...

Great illo and concept!

Robert McLaughlin said...

All right now, you had me going there for a second! Don't they have a dress code in Santa Monica?

Cool painting. I like it when the painting is extended over the mat.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Wonderful!!

the enigma said...

such a creative use of materials.. and the result is amazing. love it!

steve said...

I'm amazed at how you have created a house for almost everything Val, and especially in all the media you used here.

String said...

Ha! Now I am very curious HOW MANY house pics do you have? Love the colour theme, as usual.

Mauricio said...

Hello,

Great job, congrats!
Wonderfull stuff in your blog.

From Brazil,

Toni said...

Val you are to much. Actually I would not be surprised if a naked person bought your painting because thay are so awesome.

Janet said...

Ha! For a moment, you had me picturing your naked art lover!(...and now, I'm seeing Cream )
I, too, always love your deep blue night skies!

Marco Antonio SepĂșlveda said...

Tus ilustraciones me gustaron y esta es muy especial por su colorido y contenido.

Saludos.

Bearuh said...

heehee funny Val ;)

benconservato said...

Naked people!
Oh, it's ok... as usual, it is perfect. Love the colour.

Anonymous said...

I really like your use of colour in this piccie.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a delightful and fun scene this is! Totally rocks!

carla said...

This is full of delightful humor! I just love the fabulous ideas that come from your heaqd and end up in fornt of our eyes. This is one that I'd really like to see "in persom." I'm intrigued by the media you used.

aynaku said...

you got to be always airy and funny!:)
great painting, truly visionary.

Jaimie said...

beautiful and charming as always. thanks for your comments on my site. Doesn't it feel good to have the studio cleaned up. I would love to see pics of yours.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

you certainly had my attention on that naked person buying it...

another wonderful piece of work. do you ever sleep?

mrs. b. said...

Very nice!

PaulSketch said...

HAHA!! unique view of "change" I like it :D

This is really neat, is it painted on a frame? I see a square part that sinks in

luisa brehm said...

Oi, Gal !!!
cool illo you have here, i love the life inside the windows ....
and since i see you everywhere i wanted to say helloooooooo ;-))

merlyna said...

Funny and superb art at the same time! Your work and ideas are always refreshing!

p.s. thanks for dropping by my blog. yes, i haven't had time to draw.. boohoo!

marc said...

Hi Val,
If the houses could change place,mine would turn with the sun...
I always love your illustrations !
Great!
Nice week

hartini said...

I love the colors and the cartoony buildings! And clothes hanging out of them :) Beautiful!

miragee said...

I like the night feel in this illo!

Ellen said...

GREAT job on this piece! Do you hate to part with work like I do?

Catnapping said...

me too. i believed that a naked person walked in!

another scrumptuous work, valgal!

Sea Angel said...

Houses for your every need. =D

CAS said...

Hi ValGal!

Thanks for your message on my work, but especially for the message about Herbert, which really touched me. She was a really cute hamster (aren't they all) - but she was really special!

scribblesk said...

Love the wacky interconnecting clotheslines!

wiwimu said...

I really like the colours.

georg said...

Funny story - funny houses. I like your very special style with the beautiful colours and happy touch.

CAS said...

ValGal - here's a link to the legend of Wayland the smith. It is, well, rather lurid ...

http://www.berkshirehistory.com/legends/smithy01.html

Enjoy ...!!!

Cecilia said...

hermosas las ilustraciones!! te felicito, me encantan!
Saludos desde Argentina

munieca said...

Ohh your ilustration are really awsome, I love it!!
Greetings!!