Friday, May 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: signs




My submission for Illustration Friday's "signs" is a painting I made for the Special Children's Art Foundation Auction.The family that put on the benenfit bought this for their daughter Kara. She is a child with special needs and "Real Estate" lives in her bedroom now. I added a quote on the back of the roof that sticks up above the frame and it says: Praise a great estate, but cultivate a small one ~Latin Proverb

40 comments:

andrea said...

Is that a cupboard door? I love it. Will you paint one in my room, too?

Ginger*:)* said...

This is a beautiful painting with a beautiful mission.

BRUCE SERETA ILLUSTRATION said...

I didn't see it at first, now I get it. Nice, love the roof shingles.

claudine hellmuth said...

perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Now there's a doorway I could curl up in. Love. Bad Dog

Ces said...

The details are impressive.
The image is joyful
The design looks very klean.
This is very lovely.
You are 'mazing!

Sorry, I wanted to return your "I" gesture with my alphabetized comment but I am not as eloquent, so do you see the I, J, K L, M? :-)

Sherry Rogers said...

I love this, it is so wonderful! What a wonderful thing to hear a story like this. . . this is why we do what we do!

kj said...

val, i enjoy you and what you do more and more week after week.

i hope you are proud of your life.

:)

Alina Chau said...

beautiful! Love the presentation form too!

mrana said...

I remember seeing this before and really liking it! I'd love to have one on my wall!

Lauren Kate said...

These are really beautiful!

I love the rich colours, and what a great cause - you should be very proud. Beautiful work.

P.S thankyou for your fantastic comment on my blog!

Tony LaRocca said...

It's a house for reeeely skinny people! I'm sure she loves it!

PaulSketch said...

wow I love how the roof comes off the frame!! Super creative and great Cause Valerie!

modroom said...

If it was very windy the house would have a spinning nose!

DesigningFairy said...

Oh, how sweet! Is that a little cat living in the window. Nice house...

Teri C said...

So so beautiful and what a wonderful thing to do.

Rrramone said...

What a great quote! Nice job. :-)

suana said...

This is wonderful! I love the face that seems to shine through.

aynaku said...

well done! she might get happier...I know that proverb...

merlinprincesse said...

I really love this house! It seems surprised! :)

studio lolo said...

How wonderful...and I love the proverb too :)

tiffini elektra x said...

I love your dimension pieces! I love the soft hazy color as well. Fantastic on the shingles on the roof are so perfect!

Linda said...

a special painting for a special cause. i love the way the house is softly illuminated, smiling and inviting us to buy a house!

Diane Duda said...

stunning! love the roof and the proverb!

JO said...

Wonderful piece, your dimensional work is fabulous, beautiful quote as well,great feeling.

Gabrielle said...

SO sweet! I love how the image goes beyond the traditional rectangle. The colours, as usual, are delicious.

md said...

great reason to do such a lovely lil house in 3d. like the lil sign hanging out front. u always have great eye for the right detail.

Twisselman said...

Glad you gave us the 3/4 view. Very cool.

Nobody said...

Very Cool! Nice Jasper Johns type assemblage. Really fits your playful style.

isay said...

i like the color and tone. a painting done with love.

purple cucumbers folk art said...

SES ARE SO CUTE DARLING,WILL CATCH UP ON EVERYTHING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS XXOO

imwithsully said...

This is very unique. You should make more of these. What a wonderful idea!

Greg Hartman said...

What a fun project! I too love the shingles. You probably love the long skinny homes of Amsterdam.

Kstyles said...

Beautiful as always. Love the colors.

Bearuh said...

Hey ValGal how are you? I was wondering if you would like to be Monday Artday's featured artist interview?? :D email me at darndogdesign@gmail.com if you accept!

catnapping said...

i wuv dat widdle kitty in da attic window!

beautifully rendered...the colours are so rich in this. i love it...no surprise there!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,been a bit behind,will get your swap box out tomorrow with your swamp witch painting.hollor soon. xxoo jessie

Bron Smith said...

You sure know how to handle that airbrush, Val. Now that Photoshop has entered my life, my Badger, and my Paache are gathering dust in the drawer. The only problem is...no more original art...only pencils sketches, like what you got.

marc said...

Hi,
I am late Val…Time passes too much quickly!
It's a beautiful gesture for the handicapped children!
Great illo and great Val!
Have a wonderful weekend

Geninne said...

Fabuloso Val :) Your work is so clever and original.