Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday: flawed

Flawed or Fabulous?
If somebody moved into your neighborhood and built a house like this would you embrace it or would you think they are crazy? I am so happy that there are kooky people that build houses like this because it makes the world a more interesting place! It needs a few kids though...
My submission for Illustration Friday's "flawed" theme.
copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh
I am kinda swamped but I will paint this image and hopefully post the finished idea soon. Here it is in real life: Haines Shoe House
195 Shoe House Road., Hellam, PA [Show Map]
Just south of Rt. 30, west of Hellam, north off Hwy 462 on Shoehouse Rd.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: climbing

Climbing to the top of one of the tallest buildings she saw the message written in the stars.

My submission for Illustration Friday's "climbing" theme is a very old painting featuring my dog Yote. She was the star of many of my older works and I loved her dearly. I am busy working on a new houscape and preparing work for an Art House project.
copyright 1988 Valerie Walsh

Friday, January 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: pale

It rose up in the winter night, it was a very large pale duck.

The Big Duck or Duck House
My submission for Illustration Friday's "pale" theme.
Location: Along Rt.24 North of Rt. 27 by 1.25 miles. On the west side of the road.Suffolk County-NYLatitude: N40 degrees 53.28Longitude: W72 degrees 33.44. I have painted this duck house before here as a daytime piece. I made this one that resembles how the people of Suffolk decorate the duck at holiday time.
A tribute to the artist Andrew Wyeth:

copyright 2007 Valerie Walsh

Friday, January 09, 2009

Illustration Friday: contained

My submission for Illustration Friday's "contained" is a diecut card created for Holiday Season 2009. Notice how I contained the houses within this lovely shape. A little different and very fun to do. I love painting holiday work , especially cards. I enjoyed creating this subdued palette as well.

copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

Friday, January 02, 2009

Illustration Friday: resolve

Every year I resolve to paint more houses, homes and buildings. My submission for Illustration Friday's "resolve" theme is a custom invite to a house party. Happy New Year to everyone.

copyright 2000 Valerie Walsh