Friday, December 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: hatch



This might seem very obscure but my submission for Illustration Friday's "hatch" is a houscape of Malcom Leo's home. He is an amazing man that has produced documentaries of many great bands and artists. You might have seen some of them like: This is Elvis, The Beach Boys~an American Band or Rolling Stone~20 Years of Rock n Roll. So many I could not list them all. This is a portrait of his home and what I paint most every day "Houscapes", capturing a slice of someones life. OK, you are wondering where the hatch part comes in, this home is in the legendary Hollywood Hills and this is where the Golden Age of Movies was hatched and second as you can see home is where we find our escape hatch, where we feel safe. Safe at Home. For all you lovers of baseball you will recognize this phrase :) A view of his holiday card included on this rainy LA day.
PS: this is an exceptional view of the neighbourhood he lives in. I am standing on a hill across the street on another property that combines two lots that house an enormous mansion. Incredible!

art and pictures 2009 Valerie Walsh

20 comments:

Roberta Baird said...

Fantastic Val!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting and cool!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay Val, where ever that is I want to be there!!! he he he! It's just lovely!! Great post!

Vicki Smith said...

It's fun to see the painting along with the the photo of the house. You always capture such an appealing mood. I love the night sky and the cozy light from the windows.

Ginger*:) said...

This one might well be my favorite of yours so far.
The subtle shadings, the warm feel and the contrasts are amazing. You do such beautiful work, I know the gods must have kissed your hands.

Anonymous said...

ginger is right your houses always have a warm, cozy fussy feeling to them. A place one would always want to return to at night and call home. michael dailey

Krista said...

This is just beautiful! Elegant and homey at the same time. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.

isay said...

really beautiful painting! and great post.

what a lovely home to hatch those great ideas for documentaries...... i must have seen some of those documentaries...

ddskier said...

Oooohh. I like this one a lot! I love the cool windows! Fabo drawing.

xoxox
--dd

Cathy said...

Gorgeous pics as ever, Val - love them!

Doodlestreet said...

I completely LOVE this one.~
xo
dood

Caroline said...

Wow! What a great house - love the way you've depicted it and this is so cool for illustration friday!

asperezas said...

very good and unusual job.
:-)

Gillian said...

That looks so welcoming, with all the lights on. Gorgeous home - but I wouldn't want to clean it. LOL.

erin said...

wow, you do such a great job of bringing out the soul of a house!

Dot said...

that is really incredible! and a great story too :)

Art Fan Ako said...

Lovely house!

Indigene said...

Oooooh! I like and I love the info you provided, too!

Amy C said...

what a beautiful stunning house, I love how you painted the trees on the hill and all the details of all the stones in the wall.
I will have to check out those documentaries.
(pics of stickers coming soon I promise)

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful work! I would be happy to vacation there.