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

39 comments:

Roberta said...

Love the snowy scene on this one Val!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, yes! I love the shapes you chose to follow, especially the curvy, contained branches of the tree. That's a beautiful soft glow in the night sky.

studio lolo said...

I absolutely love how you did the tree!! Trees are a weakness of mine though. And the house looks as cozy as ever ;)

Carol Rose said...

I love your work! And I love the music on your blog! It's from my era and sure took me back to hear it!

And thanks for the nice comment on my IF:Contained piece. I'm glad you enjoy my blog. I took a huge break from posting anything, and hope to do something at least once a week, just to keep in touch with the world.

isay said...

when i look at your houses, i always imagine what's inside and this kind of shape gives me the idea of space and friendly corners. i like fences, too!

yoon see said...

Lovely cottage with snowy setting. Even it's winter but i canfeel the warmness and cheerfulness within.
Thanks for this awesome drawing:)

Amy C said...

a really beautiful piece - the colors are so subtle and yet so stunning.

Asja said...

beautiful shapes and colors, too! i especially love how you made that tree!

soulbrush said...

the shape really works here, it's like a snowflake. like it lots. hugs.

Faruffa said...

Love the quite scene and soft palette!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

There is such a peacefulness in this illustration. This is the only snow I love. It's beautiful and so very soft and warm. I just want a cup of hot coco and look at this wonderful illo. Great work.

murphy girl said...

oh, very comfy-homey; that tree makes me so happy!

Beatrice said...

Wow really cool composition! I just want to make myself small and crawl into that scene :)

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful again ValGal! Really nice home and oh so welcoming :)

Kathy Weller said...

Val, Lovely piece!! Good to see you!!
kathy

cat said...

magical. i love the snow.

tusen said...

Sorry for repeating your words, but I do love the way you contained the houses within the shape :)The snow is great, too.

Krimo said...

What a beautiful scene, Val!
The tree looks like a church leaded window

Senta said...

Oh my word Val that is just fabulous!

indigene said...

This is beautiful, Bravo lady!

.Blue in Green said...

Thanks for sharing this

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

Amy C said...

hey Val, I am more than happy and honored to be added to your links - I have just added you to mine too!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

pati @-;-- said...

It's wonderful, Val. It looks different to your other works and yet it's fantastic :)

flower girl said...

Lovely!! I love snow =)

Ginger*:)* said...

With all that snow all around I would dearly love to be contained cozy and warm by the fireplace in any one of those charming houses. Beautiful!

I love snow too, but this morning at 6 am I was not fond of shoveling a run for sweet Henry. *:)

Flying Colors said...

I, specially like the branches of the tree and how it contains the stars like a basket :-)

merlyna said...

what a neat and creative idea to make the house 'contained' by die-cuting the image!!

love it....
i admire how you never run out of ideas!!

Diana Evans said...

this is a wonderful scene Val!!! I love it...

Pea said...

pretty little houses clad with snow look so adorable!!

Jaimie said...

lovely! reminds me of my house right now. we have tons of snow on the ground.

Dot said...

I love the tree in the background especially, great shape! happy new year!

dot

Collin said...

VERY nice! As always.

carla said...

This is very serene and graceful. I really like the lines of the tree in the background - makes me think of a butterfly wing!

Eric Barclay said...

Lovely! Such a wonderful scene.

kj said...

kj loves val...

:)

Kay Aker said...

Superbeautiful!

Bron Smith said...

I always try to figure out how you do your pieces. This one doesn't look like airbrush, but I still can't tell how your rendered it. Beautifully done.

sophie philo said...

your art is nice!
your houses look so warm and peaceful.