Friday, May 08, 2009

Illustration Friday: parade



This parade was for the ladies. As the first Gondolier made his way towards the town you could feel the excitement build. I made this painting in 1993 and in 1994 John and I drove to Washington and delivered this and 6 more paintings and ceramics to the Chase family home. They have a beautiful, modern home decorated in all of my colours and everything looked amazing!!! We helped them hang all the paintings and this one was hung above their bed. Only one piece broke on the trip but I brought an extra painting and it all worked out. My submission for Illustration Friday's "parade" is titled "Gondoleer".


copyright 1993 Valerie Walsh

29 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful and atmospheric as ever, Val - love it!

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a lucky guy! =) Great share and wonderful piece.

Jack Foster said...

Wow! Val, this is amazing!!! Absolutely love the colors. You are an artistic genius!

Ginger*:) said...

Wonderful... I can only imagine what the home you delivered this masterpiece to looked like with all these colors. You are amazing!

asperezas said...

:D

a gondoleer in Amsterdam?

Delicious!

andrea said...

The buildings are alive! I swear it!

bog_art said...

Hi Valerie!.. long time without visiting your beautiful blog (I know it is bad).. CA was wanderful for sure, I hope I can come back soon one more time.. =D

Eric Barclay said...

Really amazing piece!

Caroline said...

What a lovely piece, Val! I love the colours!

Roberta said...

Well how cool is that.... write a book Val... you are so interesting!

soulbrush said...

how wonderful having your art in their house.

yoon see said...

I can walk up and down all over....really beautiful!
Happy Mother's day Valerie!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Ooooo - so beautiful! Love the colors and the mood that you created with this piece. It's wonderful.

DEB said...

Very interesting! I like all the movement, and the animated feel of this piece.

kj said...

ohmygod val, i don't know if i could sleep with this over my bed. i'd want to be partying all night.

your colors here are amazing. andrea said it perfectly!

xoxo!

Ria said...

I love to live in that purple house! Really nice take on the theme! So dreamy......

Jan said...

Guess what... this reminds me of Melee Island (from Monkey Island VG)

Hee hee :D

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely, really nice work! Excellent colours, it´s fantastic!
Regards.

Ru Sousa

isay said...

a parade of valerie's paintings!wow! lucky lucky family!

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Very cool color palette. I also like the apparent movement of the buildings--very trippy. Great job as always.

erin said...

Love the colors, so rich. Believe it or not we have gondoliers here in Coronado, kinda crazy.

sketched out said...

Love the point of view as well as the colors and your always wonderful houses!!! I almost feel as if I'm there!

lil kim said...

beautiful - great composition, it really draws you in, and lovely colours of course.

thedoodlegirl said...

You really make the shadows and light come alive in your work. Really well done!!

Peter Breese said...

That fella sure has drawn a crowd... errr... maybe you drew him a crowd :) (ha ha) Very nice my friend!

Juan said...

Fantastic! Fantastic!

studio lolo said...

Jeepers, I've been such a bad blogger!

Okay, I love this one. Your night scene colors bowl me over every time!
They're house must be extra magical because it has your art in it ;)

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful atmosphere!

Brine Blank said...

My new favorite of yours...great perspective and really like the lighting and color matches on this one...