Friday, June 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: rejection



My submission for Illustration Friday's "rejection" is from a dimensional painting called "Chastity". This was # 3 in a 5-part series for my show "Five Easy Pieces". The paintings were Vanity, Charity, Chastity, Sinkronicity and Stability. Each artwork was based on a piece of furniture or household item. Vanity is a vanity, Chastity, is a chaise lounge, etc. This is a poster and postcard/invite for the show. She had to reject a lot of men to stay chaste.

26 comments:

isay said...

powerful invite! i like the colors and the shapes of the structured posts in the background together with the painting of some sort of temples in the middle of the sea and a lot more......

andrea said...

And did it work? :) Nice one, Val.

Gabrielle said...

Now that's a clever concept I wish I thought up :D Great invite!

Ces said...

Of course I just love this image. Check out that moon peeking through the stylish windows? However, I wonder how a beautiful half-naked woman could remain chaste. She must indeed have strong rejection powers!

kj said...

she must be asexual. or how could it work otherwise?!

val, i just love the blues in this piece. the colors are so so peaceful. this might be one of my very favorites. i'd love to see the other four...

merlinprincesse said...

OH! I was wondering like CES...Hhehe! Wonderful illo, Valerie. That women is not rejected.... She's rejecting... :)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I love how you use bright saturated colors and are always able to set the right mood. There is so much depth to this.

Teri C said...

This is powerful! Great colors and message.

Janet said...

I love the colors, and the moon peeking through, too!Great work, Val!

JO said...

Gorgeous as always, I really like the original concept.

Debbie Egizio said...

What a beautiful piece!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful piece Val. I love looking through the windows. Could that be a hopeful suitor in the boat? And I love the illuminated building in the distance. Very nice!

catnapping said...

there is something escheresque about this one...i love the moon coming through/around the windows/columns.

and the blues you've chosen...excellent.

Emila Yusof said...

Great painting, Valerie!

Toni said...

You amaze me with your way of thinking.

md said...

like the mooorish feel to this

DesigningFairy said...

Hey, this is a much different style for you. It's interesting.

Janice said...

lovely visual piece

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, elegant and expressive!! WOnderful piece!

Liz Jones said...

What a great angle on this topic! I knew you'd come up with something unique!

Liz Jones said...

What a great angle on this topic! I knew you'd come up with something unique!

Tracy said...

I like looking out the windows into the background, kinda' mysterious looking. :)

Ellen said...

This is fantastic work!

imwithsully said...

I really like squareness of the figure contrasting with the flowing windows behind it. Beautiful!

Pati @-;-- said...

Wow! This is a very different take on the subject. I love it, Val :)

an orange said...

this and the whole idea of your series are so clever. so pretty!