Friday, September 08, 2006

Illustration Friday: Farm


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Farm" is from a greeting card I created for Marisol's everyday line and the title is "Farm House". I love painting farm houses and farms and barns and rolling golden fields. The recipient of this card gets the gift of time with someone they care about. What a great idea! Have a wonderful weekend, I need to finish painting the walls of my studio.
copyright 1995 Valerie Walsh

58 comments:

LDahl said...

This has the sunny feel of a great day with the moos and clucks... I wish I had a few chickens again, they are such cozy birds(and taste just just like chicken)(acKkkk! I can't believe I just said that:))))
They do make lovely pets, just remember not to eat your friends!

Ginger*:)* said...

I love this! And the whole idea makes me think that a drive in the country would be just the perfect thing on a nice fall day. Your image makes me want to see what is on the next hillside and the next and the next. Your work always brings warm smiles to my day.

georg said...

That's the country with the oldfashioned farm - nice.

Teri C said...

Val, you have the cutest cards and calendars!! Wish I was on your mailing list :) So adorable!

Anonymous said...

val: Okay, I'm coming back because I want to live on that farm. I've decided to get a gig as a horse as they are less likely to end up as lunch like what happened to Idahl's chicken. Thanks for the inspiration. Bad Dog (presently deceased)

Geninne said...

Val! This is gorgeous!!!! I love, love, love... Farms are so fun to illustrate...you did great on this one :-)

andrea said...

The composition/use of space in this one is dynamite! I just finished painting my front door and door frame. I really enjoyed a different kind of painting -- enjoy yourself.

Mauricio said...

Hello,


Very nice: colors, concept!

Great illustration

My best.

Mauricio

Janet said...

'love yer card! Especially the cows in the road. (It reminds me why I'm glad I don't have cows anymore....there was always a jumper in the crowd, getting out of the fence!.....hard to imagine something so big jumping a fence, huh?)

Lee said...

the shading looks airbrushed...perfect illustration to the start of a nice weekend...have fun painting the studio, do we get pictures? :)

Michelle Lana said...

such a sunny and wholesome illo...
great work!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Turn right at the cow, turn left at the second cow, and Voila your there, at the very warm and friendly red barn. Wonderful!

Paula said...

You captured the sunny and festive atmosphere of a farm in summer. Joyous and beautiful, Val.

carla said...

This is delightful! I love the warm sun and the happy cows. In fact, I suddenly have the urge to go take a drive in tyhe country! Lovely, Val:>

the enigma said...

beautiful card! so peaceful and inviting..

Liz Jones said...

So cute! And what a great idea for a gift!

Majeak Ann said...

Hello Val! This farm card brighten my day!
*hug
-Marjorie

PaulSketch said...

wow, got an early start on the I.F.! The colors are so warm and inviting on the card - speaking of which, what color are you painting your studio?

merlinprincesse said...

Ah! At last I can see this nice illo! Yesterday, blogger was blah!NICE ILLO! :) Love the car! WoW. It looks like my daddy's car from the fifties! :)))

Frizz said...

Love your cows!!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely lovely illo!! Warm and happy!

stacey m said...

lovely card, love your work!

benconservato said...

I love your cows!
It is inspiring as usual, I think I write almost the same thing every week!

Twisselman said...

I hope everyone clicks for the larger version... such wonderful texture and detail. Beautiful.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Enjoyed your illustration; it reminded me of prints on toddlers clothes

ahhhh... I have painted walls in the studio envy.... you will share photos once completed?

aynaku said...

hi Val and thanx for your comment...glad to hear that you like rice too...I really like the hillside and the vineyard (?) in your illo...we get something similar here...love the old style car, as well!

Soo said...

Nice work :) Do you use photoshop to color?

HARDWAX said...

Love the perspective, from that cool car and the Jersey cows down the roling hils to the farm, and the light is so like the country- crystal.
Love this post, of my favorites!

Ellen said...

Very nice!

scribblesk said...

sublimely bucolic!

Random York said...

Hey Val... As always, good stuff!

Random York said...

I forgot to say...I lived that very experience last night on a tiny country road in Lindale, TX... it was just me and two chubby calves who were really happy to be strolling on the road...

Robert McLaughlin said...

Love it! Quite idyllic.

KaRLa said...

this is a great idea, and what a life in a farm is, also i always love your style

Linda said...

I love the textures and that wonderful wash of sunshine. Your art always transports me.

Mattias said...

Great picute, nice summer feel to it

String said...

Ha ha, I used to play in a car like that as a kid! Wow really brings me back!

Issi said...

wow, very good concept, I like your illustrations, keep in touch, Issi

Gabrielle said...

This is so sweet and nostalgic! Those darn cows in the road; you know, they still do that! Have you ever been blocked on the road by a cow? It makes you feel so helpless and silly.

Suzanne said...

This is such a cute card. I love the expression on the cow's faces! Thanks for commenting on my blog.

steve said...

What a fine illustration and idea (a drive to the country for a picnic)!

modroom said...

Rolling over the fields and into the hay! Yes it is a great idea, and picture too.

Sea Angel said...

Loving the colors!

constanthing said...

Such warm colors and nice textures :)

wynlen said...

Nice. I like the colors!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Toni said...

Val it is wonderful. I would not mind a gift like that.
We used to go for rides all the time.
The illo is so warm and inviting

Rrramone said...

Nice. And good luck painting your walls! :-)

lici said...

I love your style!!!:D

Chickengirl said...

Thats a wonderful concept!

marc said...

Hi Val,
How are you?
I love your paintings and illustrations with the hot colors,they are superb!
Excellent work!
Nice week

Amy Zaleski said...

I'd be thrilled to receive this card! Wonderful job creating depth, and the cows are charming! Thanks for your comment.

~Gina said...

Your work is so beautiful!
~Gina

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks Valerie for your message!
Take care -

Maria Eugenia said...

I want this card!
nice to see you again, VaL!

Wee Cottage said...

Lovely as always. You're an inspiration to so many! Plus you always leave the nicest comments on everyone's art. Thanks for being you and creating wonderful art!

Cream said...

Hope you managed to paint your studio, Val! What colour?

dd said...

Valgal! Love the cows & stuff! Might need a skier though! (Tell me when you get sick of my asking for a skier....)

Anyway, can't wait to see you for bab's bday!

xoxox

--dd

metal4rock said...

Awesome! Nice idea.