Friday, July 11, 2008

Illustration Friday: foggy



My submission for Illustration Friday's "foggy" theme is one of two wine labels I painted for Justin Vineyards. The grape Nebbiolo is sometimes associated with fog so the owner of the vineyard, Justin Baldwin asked me to feature a soft fog through the rolling hills.



Thank you for all the beautiful comments that you left for Ratty boy. It means so much :(
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34 comments:

Connie said...

Here again you see that 'less is more'; your hint of fog is just right. Nice. Like the music.

Faruffa said...

nebbiolo !!!
perfect for this topic Val :o)

mike r baker said...

Gorgeous!!!

mike r baker said...

Oh! I gave you a blog award. :)
http://mikerbaker.com/knack/?p=462

Debbie Egizio said...

Beautiful as always!

Roberta said...

I am always amzed at the things you do with your art!! Lovely!

Sandra said...

This is just lovely, just right!

moreidlethoughts said...

Oh, Val! You've lost a treasured friend! I feel for you, but know that, in time,pain will ease and the happy memories will remain.

The wine labels look pretty swish. Exactly what a wine-bibber like myself would appreciate!
(I'm now at wordpress)

Caroline said...

Love the subtlty of that label.

Sorry to hear you've lost such a great companion.

linda sarah said...

I love this moonlit scene - so peaceful and beautiful - I could happily sit there and just watch the rolling fog - wonderful illustration!

Ces said...

I want to get these bottles. I wish it was 1989 all over again.

Gillian said...

I love the velvety midnight blue of this and how nice to see your artwork on a wine label. Hope you got to sample the wares?

marc said...

Hi Val,
I am thirsty! You invites me to drink wine glass ? I like red wine !

Beautiful label!

Have a excellent week-end !

Ellen Byrne said...

Gorgeous paintings - gorgeous wine lables!

indigene said...

Great Labels and wonderful illustrations!

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SENTA said...

I really love these, they are so beautiful on the labels!

I'm so sorry to hear about your Ratty Boy, my dogs are such a part of my family I can't imagine losing one. He was lucky to have such a happy life with you!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Sorry to hear about your dog! That other page did not allow comments, at least not for me, and it crashed my browser.

Great illustration work, as always.

Tracy said...

Another great illustration, Valerie! I was going to give you the same award that Mike did, but when I read Eric's post, I saw that you were one of the 7 (including me) that he gave the award to! :) Congrats anyway!

Krimo said...

Love Nebbiolo!
Slightly cloudy head sometimes...

michelle said...

Perfect illustrations for wine labels!
Sorry to read your sad news about Ratty Boy.

Rrramone said...

Please send bottle of wine right away so I may inspect the label more carefully.

johanna said...

that is so cool! the bottles look a hundred times more wonderful with your illustrations on the labels!

isay said...

lovely labels! beautiful illustration and lettering.

i hope you are feeling better

Lisa M Griffin said...

What great wine labels! I am so envious... I have always thought that designing a wine label would be quite fun. Perfect submission for IF this week, thanks for sharing.

Josh (musarter) said...

Nice fog. Very appropriate for a wine. That sounds like a fun project; your style works perfectly for it too.

ms. froggie said...

these are GORGEOUS, vallie! just perfectly suited for the look and feel of what i like to call "art wine." stunning.

erin said...

I always love your work and this is no exception, wonderful fog.

sketched out said...

Gorgeous! And what fun to have your art on a wine label. Soooooooo cool!!!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

hello sweet friend,just stopped in to say hi.have spent all my latest time with my wounded Marine son and other children.I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE THEM ALL BACK SAFE AND ALIVE.come visite.

Eric Barclay said...

I love this. I have to admit I sometimes buy wines based on how cool the labels are... these would definitely make it into the shopping cart! Beautiful work, Valerie.

Bella Sinclair said...

Aaaaah, so gentle and beautiful, your fog. If his vineyard is anything like your illo, I bet those grapes are primo delicious!

Bobo Cat said...

Cool!

catnapping said...

beautifully rendered.

cantinecrola.it said...

Great job! Would you be interested in designing another nebbiolo product?