Friday, September 12, 2008

Illustration Friday: island


Last week I mentioned that I was back
from my trip to Martha's Vineyard.
It is a beautiful and amazing place and I hope you click on to the link to read about it because there is much to know.
You can only get there by boat or by plane so you really do get the island feel and you can go to all the towns in one afternoon although it is best to take your time to explore the charm of each town and beach. This was my 4th visit and each time it get's better and better. All the houses were dressed a little more patriotic this year, lot's of flags and symbols of love for the soldiers in the war. This is my work in progress for Illustration Friday's "island" theme. I had to work on another painting this week so I will continue to update it and hopefully finish over this weekend. Please click on to my link to see some of the highlights of my trip if you have time :)

41 comments:

Shiva said...

Its so lovely. I like the soft colours :)

anjou said...

i love this - really nice painting style

Zari said...

what a wonderful place to be in!

DK said...

wow, wonderful place and the drawing!

Cathy said...

Lovely as ever, Val. I also like the music! (Don't normally have the sound switched on when I browse, so this came as something of a surprise!)

bog_art said...

Wow Valerie!.. it is a wonderul place!.. and this is a great tribute to all the wonderful memories you have of it..

johanna said...

what a charming and lovely house! i'm sure my niece would love to live there! :-)

SENTA said...

Such a beautiful little house...I love how the watercolor texture really stands out!

linda sarah said...

Really beautiful! I love so much your buildings - they're really magical and have something of a fairytale about them. And visiting your blog is such a treat too with the lovely music - thank you so much for sharing:-)

INDIGENE said...

Brilliant color and great house!

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ratsliveon said...

Beautiful

Bobo Cat said...

Gorgeous pink! I like the one in the photo too.

Gaia said...

Absolutely charming, as usual!
I relate very well with your "clutter" picture, if it makes you feel better... my table looks even worse! LOL

Juan said...

Beautiful illo!

kim said...

I wish to go there one day! Beautiful.

soulbrush said...

is it really that pink colour?

Tessa said...

That's a winner - I love your work!

-J.Meyer said...

Nice, love the flowers. Is that a cat in the window? =)

J.-

Dot said...

another fabulous house.. i love your style on them..
dot

Ces said...

My dearest friend ValGal, I love you and love everything you do!

Paola said...

Lovely place and illustration! I hope I'm not saying nonsense but Martha's Vineyard reminds me of the film "Sabrina" :)

isay said...

wowwowwiee! it seem the house is smiling! i like the colors and what a beautiful background, made me curious and wanted to sail across. have you been on the other side?

Faruffa said...

I'd like to come in one of your houses to see if inside they are like I imagined watching your illustrations!

studio lolo said...

This is my dream house Val!

Gillian said...

Oh this is superb. Very sophisticated in feel too. Hope you're feeling better now. x

Red Eyes said...

my first time on here. Great blog! I love the illustrations

Lisa M Griffin said...

This is so lovely... makes me want to escape to the magical house you have created. Glad you had a nice time on the Vineyard.

erin said...

what a great porch to hang out on, a girl can dream...

Ginger*:)* said...

How nice that you were able not only to visit Martha's Vineyard but to bring back such a lovely work of art to pay tribute to that beautiful place. The house you painted is picture perfect!

isay said...

valerie, 'just want to say thanks for visiting.....

have a nice day

ms. froggie said...

woooo-hooo! LOVE it! i KNEW it was gonna be a great one, vallie! :))

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful, soo cute!! Love the pink!

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

i would like to live there!!! so nice!

sketched out said...

I immediately loved this illo, but when I took a look at your photos, I could see you really capture the spirit and essence of Martha's Vineyard. Wonderful!!

Great photos too!

raim said...

Val... check out my last "island"... i hope you enjoy...
:o))

Pickledog said...

A very happy little home. Val, your pics of Martha's Vineyard are wonderful! My favorite house is the purple butterfly house, (I think it's the second photo).

Bella Sinclair said...

I love driving around and admiring houses. Yippeeee, now I can do that through your art. What a charming house! And what great scenery the residents get to enjoy every day. You definitely have captured the spirit of Martha's Vineyard.

Thanks for the great photo show, too!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh wow and this painting is not yet done? its such a beauty already! you have got so much inspiration and talent 8) mmm now i go check the links you have mentioned..

Flying Colors said...

Lovely "unfinished" house :) I've always wanted to go there!

Tracy said...

Wow, Val! This piece is BEAUTIFUL! Makes me want to live there!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Quaint little cottage! I love it!