Thursday, April 22, 2010

Illustration Friday: detective


I kind of drove myself a bit crazy with this prompt and since I am busy it was a good excuse to avoid it all together but in the end I remembered this painting and thought it is the kind of street that you would expect to see a detective. I had to post something...

My submission for Illustration Friday's "detective" theme is an acrylic painting on wood panel called "Rendezvous". Whew down to the wire ;)
valerie walsh 1985

17 comments:

travelingsuep said...

A very colourful submission Valerie, and I think it works well for the theme.

Anonymous said...

What was that line from Casablanca that Bogie delivers. Your painting seems like an upscale version of that
place, maybe Paris. Enchante.
michael dailey

Doodlestreet said...

I knew you could pull it off!!
This reminds me a little bit of the Strumpet street. :o)

Dayle said...

Wonderful colours. Beautifully done.

k.h.whitaker said...

Lovely

asperezas said...

Well I don't know in which cafe could happen the Rendezvous.
I like these houses and this is one thing I know
:D

Esther Tan said...

I like the irregular shapes of everything. It seems like a detective will pop outta one of the dustbins as a hiding spot hehe.

andrea said...

I love this one!

kj said...

AHA! this is the first time i disagree with you! i would feel quite safe on this street and in fact i would like to live on your magical street.

i love you, my friend.

LDahl said...

There is only one trash can in this illustration, the other one is really the detective who has gone undercover to observe, undetected himself.

Janet said...

It's perfect! I knew you'd come through. ;)

Caroline said...

Good for you Val! I like this one a lot - for me, it's the lamplight that makes it work for the detective theme!

Pepi said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...!!!!
Una ciudad preciosa, sería fantastico vivir en un sitio así. Besos, besos.

Tracy said...

Your houses always have such personality! This does look like a scene from a detective thriller :)

ottoblotto said...

This is such a delightful illustration!!!

erin said...

very noir!

Faruffa said...

that's great atmosphere!!!
.... eheheh this is the perfect street that I would expect to see my little detective ;o)