Friday, June 08, 2007

Illustration Friday: suit


My submission for Illustration Friday's "suit" is a painting commissioned by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. They used it for the cover of their 94-95 season program and they auctioned the original at their gala event. They asked me to create the fun lettering too.

40 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That's a LOT of SUITS!

Cool!

Janice said...

This is wonderful... nice birds eye view and you can feel the energy!

Cream said...

Looks great, Val...
All those notes flying about!

isay said...

i like this a lot and the notes on the curtain and they all look great in their suits!

belinda said...

great illo, and tons of suits.

Teri C said...

What a wonderful remembrance for you. It looks so great!!

Pati @-;-- said...

Even the ladies's outfits are very elegant and sober. Love the composition, very funny, Val ;)

Anonymous said...

Well I've never worn a suit. I like my fur coat and the danderwear underneath. I've never peed on stage either. Bad Dog

Janet said...

Lots of suits! Great illo for this topic!

Tony LaRocca said...

The more serious the music, the more seriously dressed the musicians! Cool work!

tusen said...

oh this is really good. I love the idea with the curtains. And their suits look so smart and shiny.

And thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. I'm really happy that you like my pictures.

Ces said...

Wow! A suite of suits playing a symphony suit, I mean suite. Sweet!

I love the story you tell with the creation and outsome of each painting.

md said...

better then the suits are th enote floating off the page nice

robertc said...

nice! many suits call for a symphony of illustrated notes! fun piece!

Nancy Bea said...

This is charming! You really conveyed the lively, energetic feel of an orchestra having a great time: it makes a perfect program cover.

BTW, thank you for the lovely comment on my own IF post, I really appreciate it!

bookbabie said...

very nice, you took a rather serious form of music making and made a fun illo:)

Ellen Byrne said...

again, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful work! BRAVO!

catnapping said...

great ... movement!

kj said...

val, i love all the commissions you've had. you are a true artist!

and val, i am personally committed to manifesting three fine women having pizza together. plan on it, ok, because one of these days....

(big smile)

Alina Chau said...

I can hear the music!!

Twisselman said...

A black tie event. With live music, too boot. Cool.

Diane Duda said...

That's alot of suits! Very nice, Val!

Liz Jones said...

OHHHHHHH Gorgeous!!!

Love the colors, the compositon-- everything!

String said...

Very cool pic, as usual! Nice to 'see' u again!

Ginger*:)* said...

Great work, Valarie. I love the way your illustration has so many levels.

Tracy said...

Perfect for this week's theme!

Mac said...

Great work. 1994 was a great summer. The heyday of radiohead, pulp fiction and 3DO. I love the illustration.

cata said...

Wow! Bellissimo!
Perspective,colors and those notes everything is perfect.
The curtains, Oh! so elegant.

love.boxes said...

Love it! :)

Eoin said...

You're lucky to have a name that rhymes with Gallery! Great work! I love the house coming out of the frame too!

emila yusof said...

Wow Valerie! This is absolutely great! I've clicked to see the details: the texture, the composition, the lettering, all are great! Superb job!

studio lolo said...

This is wonderful Val! I love the curtains with notes and I love the view from the balcony. The nose-bleed seats, according to some :) I can see how you make your living from your art. You're so talented!

Michelle Lana said...

This is lovely! great one val!

Issi said...

Its a beautiful "suit" :o)
Best Wishes,
Issi

aynaku said...

one of your best ever! it really "sounds" very happy and festive...

Majeak Ann said...

Hey wonderful Val, I just visited your gallery, your cards looks so pretty in rack :)
Thanks for always being so kind, have a happy friday!
xo,
Marjorie

scribblesk said...

Classic!

georg said...

Gorgeous and creative "suit"!

Debbie Egizio said...

Amazing! I love all of the musical notes floating around!

Toni said...

Wonderful piece Val.