Friday, July 31, 2009

Illustration Friday: modify

Charlie was worried when he heard his family's plans to modify his dog house, but when he saw the results he was quite pleased. My submission for Illustration Friday's "modify" theme is a 3" x 3" painting for the ArtHouse Canvas Project which starts today at the Atlanta Airport Atrium Gallery through Sept. 4th. Below are a few more views.


40 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

Of course Charlie is pleased. And so am I. I love that he has his own "weatherbone" to check the direction from which those scents are coming. How you can convey so much in such a small space is not only delightful but amazin!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cute, love that weather bone and the expression!

Ellen Byrne said...

Very clever and fun as always!

Julie Hammond said...

Your houses always make me smile. What happy homes. Sweet illo.

studio lolo said...

Even I would live in a doghouse designed by you!
Pretty sweet Val ;)

Have you stopped by KJ's to pick out a house on Blogland Lane?
You must!

Indigene said...

This is adorable! I love your work!

Art Fan Ako said...

That's one dog who wouldn't mind being in the doghouse! LOL.

Nothinglikeit said...

Adorable! I grew up in metro Atlanta, Love the art exhibits there but I loathe the Atlanta airport - LOL!

Cheryl Lynn said...

What a beautifully modified house. No wonder Charlie is pleased. The weather bone is nice touch.

Have a great Sunday, my dear.

asperezas said...

There are lucky dogs!

:D

Julia Kelly said...

Veryu fun- love that dog and well behaved!! Unlike mine!!

Anwar said...

I...I mean my dog would love a house like that. I really like the grass, and the side views of the canvas are fantastic. This is wonderful!

isay said...

with a simple but beautiful nature background, your house always stands out and you'll never go wrong with a dog or cat in it because almost everyone loves to see them as a member of a household, even for the non pet lovers....

this dog house for me is really outstanding. so simple and sweet...

isay said...

i almost missed your tango entry. that was really cool!

kj said...

awwwwwwwww.

what more could be said, really?

awwwwwwwww.

i tried to say more. i did try.

xoxox!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Awesome piece! i adore it.

Samantha Webb said...

a really wonderful illu, great take on the topic! x

Angela said...

How cute! He looks quite content. :)

Gai said...

very appealing

fashion fucsia said...

This painting is super cute! I love the scene and the dog is adorable.
^_^

Jan said...

Cute, Val! I wish my doggie had a nice house like Charlie's got.

So happy together!

Roberta Baird said...

That Charlie is one lucky pup!

Vicki Smith said...

So sweet and so much detail in a very tiny painting! Yes, Val, that was my son dribbling the ball on my blog. That was some very old footage that we were just checking to see if we could upload. He's actually entering his senior year in high school and now focuses just on baseball. Thanks for stopping by.

serline said...

Thanks master! My dogs had their dog house but they didn't use it as we always keep them inside the house to prevent them to get dirty. They sleep with us on the bed...

Caroline said...

Charlie looks well pleased indeed! This is a super little painting - I enlarged it to look at all the little details!!

lil kim said...

i think charlie's a lucky ducky!

Anonymous said...

classy weather vane . Every dog and his/her house should have one. hard to believe its only 3" x 3"with all the detail you put into it. amazing. michael dailey

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a happy house....no wonder Charlie is pleased !!

thedoodlegirl said...

I truly love this!! I especially love how that tree wraps around the corner of the canvas. :)

Debbie Egizio said...

That is one beautifully modified dog house. He even gets a weather vane! How cool is that!

Tina Vaziri said...

So tiny! I love miniature things! :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hey Val! I have an award for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance.

Have a great day, my dear!

bog_art said...

Aww.. Charlie is so lucky!..

Michael O'Connell said...

great painting… Louie… er, Charlie looks very happy!

hope all is well… it's been too long…

Kay Aker said...

The diminutive size just adds to appeal!

Indigene said...

I'm back! This time to give you an award of sharing & caring! Please stop by you wonderful creative!

Amy C said...

This is so sweet and I love how the little dog has his ear up on one side.
p.s. I have an award for you on my bloggy blog.

J.L.Meyer said...

Aw, he looks so happy in his house! Love the bone on top. =)

Squirrel Girl said...

Val, This is SOO cute!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Valerie, I am absolutely floored by your art. You know that. Your colors and whimsy and magic send my head spinning in a tizzy. But to actually see you in action on that video....Aaaah, I just about exploded! Wow! You are not only incredibly talented and gifted, but you are gorgeous and sweet. Absolutely amazing work.

I wanted to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the sweet message that you left for me earlier this summer. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to visit, but I certainly did not forget. Your kindness and warmth brought me solace and strength. I am very grateful for your friendship.

xoxo
bella