Friday, May 23, 2008

Illustration Friday: worry


Sometimes when I get ready to leave the house, my dog Rat seems to worry. Once he realizes that he will not be coming with me he looks sad and let down. This can cause me a little guilt but I promise him I will be right back with a walk in his future and I leave him with a few cookie bribes. He seems to look a little less worried...
My submission for Illustration Friday's "worry" is a small layered dimensional painting "House Sitting" and it is made with Foam board, clay, wood, acrylic paint and resin.

40 comments:

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Connie said...

Love this little image and the tale of your dog. My best little friend, Iona, wanted me to do a picture of a dog having to stay at home. She just got a 'rescue dog' for her 12th birthday and knows how they worry when left alone!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cool.....

Mademoiselle Princesse said...

Love your beautiful painting! Cats are soooooooo goegeous, you know? *teehee*

Mademoiselle Princesse said...

Gorgeous... hehehhehe... MEOW|

Emila Yusof said...

Aww cute dog! Glad the cookies help!

Bobo's Slave said...

Rat is a lucky dog to have such a talented and caring mommy.

Another lovely illustration as you always did. Like the frame design a lot.

Teri C said...

So loveable and cute. Perfect!

Michelle Smith said...

What a nice piece of artwork.

Dogs do have a way of guilting you when you leave them home, don't they?

rbaird said...

Well how cool is that!
What is that made of?

Vicki Smith said...

The different textures look great together. Nice piece.

SENTA said...

My dog does the exact same thing...Poor little guy! This is great.

Toni said...

I love your cat illo's. Funny how dogs always look worried when you leave but my cat ha could care less.
have a great weekend Val.

Ginger*:)* said...

I really like this, and the story about RAT.

Your creation is wondeful. I love all the dimensions and textures and the shiny shingles. It must be fantastic in 'person.'

Lisa M Griffin said...

Nice picture, I love the use of green in it... softens the whole piece yet makes it seem a bit melancholy.Really lovely work, thanks for sharing.

Faruffa said...

Great piece!!!
nothing is worrying as the waiting!!!

SENTA said...

You totally made my day!! I'm adding one to you too!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

aww thats so sweet.. and a lovely illo too.. i never had a dog, asthma runs in the family, but i always imagine having one would be so great!

Forever Young said...

adorable, snuffles knows when i'm about to leave and waits for her treat, then is quite happy to see me go.

Random York said...

Really wonderful Val! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!-John

Tracy said...

Great house, Val! Thanks for sharing :)

Fannie said...

Hi, Valerie! Thanks for your visit and comments. I'm glad you stopped by, which is how I came to your blog. WOW! I'm so glad to have found you. Love your use of colors and values.

How do you create your art? Is it watercolors? Digital? They're beautiful!

Rrramone said...

Val, your dog is worried because you named him Rat. :-)

Ronni said...

Val, I didn't take Emma Lou with me to my last animal communication class. She pouted and huffed. It was too cold and wet outside. So one of my students blurts out, "Oh that's terrible. You promised her! She's mad at you." Sigh.

Ces said...

I am dogsitting Bubbles again. I have been sick again and I had to call my husband and children by cell phone to get me things because they were all over the place and were busy. When they realized I was sick then they became very attentive. However, during all those times, there was one constant companion who slept beside me, jumped on top of me, snuggled with me and just stayed with me - my dearest friend's dog Bubbles. I believe that pets do feel the vibes and they protect their owners.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

hi again. i gathered up some links and added this post to my [list of worries]. hope you dont mind. 8)

Diana Evans said...

i love your dimensional work Valerie...this piece is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your best wishes for Jack the Red-collared Lorikeet :) Wonderful IF submission!

aynaku said...

a fUntastic mixed media work!
I understand your feeling w'Rat...

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

I bribe my dog when I leave for long periods of time also. I like how this piece draws your eye to the cat.

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Juan said...

good stuff!!

sketched out said...

Your dimensional paintings are so cool! I'd love to see one. Do you ever do gallery shows?

Such a cute story about Rat. My kitty Joey used to have the worst separation anxiety when he was an only child. He used to throw himself between the door and eye and make barley audible, raspy, meowing sounds. He's pretty blasé about it all now that he has two playmates.

bog_art said...

Aww.. What a sweet story!.. I know that feeling when you leave your pets at home.. great work!..

Jan said...

Well, this is a very cute one. Congrats.

Dot said...

really interesting look to this one! very nice, as always!

Gillian said...

You keep coming up with the most wonderful 'takes' on the IF theme. I thought this was one of their worst ever themes, and there's been a few duds, but once again your art shines through. I like the story that goes with it. x

nyclizzie said...

You're a great storyteller, ValGAL! xoxo

The Tart said...

So sweeet! Luv the tunes ... The Sundays, nice!

Smooches,
The Tart
; *

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