Friday, June 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: satellite



A natural satellite is a celestial body orbiting a planet, dwarf planet, asteroid, or star of a larger size. The most familiar natural satellite is the earth's moon; thus, satellites of other planets are often referred to as moons. My submission for Illustration Friday's "satellite" theme is one of my star chairs. I painted a lot of furniture about 20 years ago. The star chair was one of my first pieces of functional art and was created in 1990 for a clients house and you can see a shot of it in her home with a little painting I made right above it. Then in 1997 another woman I know was the costume designer for the TV show "Dharma and Greg" and she collected a lot of my work and she wanted furniture to go with my paintings so she would find antique pieces she loved and i would strip, prime and paint in fantastical colours and with my signature halo effect with blends. It was a ton of work but a valgal room with furniture and paintings looks pretty cool! It seems like a lifetime ago in a galaxy far, far away ;)


16 comments:

andrea said...

*I* want a valgal room with furniture and paintings! The chair is beautiful even before you painted it, but you definitely made perfection even more perfect! :)

Doodlestreet said...

Dreamy and out of this world, dood...I LOVE IT! Such an amazingly diverse and abundance of talent you have, val...so prolific!

michele said...

This space cadet would gladly travel to distant galaxies if she could only return with a chair like this! So cool! :o)

lauh-ren said...

whoaaa! awesome!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val! Wow that would be so cool to have a room filled with your wall hangingings,houses and furniture! This is so beautiful and a great story too. Nice work Val!! God bless.

asperezas said...

Nobody would say a star chair could be like this.
Amazing!
:-)

Caroline said...

What a beautiful chair - I enlarged the pic so that I could see the art work better - what a great combination, Val!

studio lolo said...

I have chair envy ;)

Eric Barclay said...

Someday, I hope I get seated across from at a dinner party. Love both your stories and artwork-- and this is a really cool chair.

Cheryl Lynn said...

I would love to have a ValGal chair! It's beautiful! I love the color. I think it's the perfect choice for this week's theme.

Have a great week ahead, my dear.

kj said...

i HAVE a room filled with valgal. in fact, everything else in the room is made invisable by my valgal treasure.

if i had to march into the desert with only two cherished possessions, this would be one of those two.

i know i am lucky. plus i love you.

:)

kj said...

p.s. i should say something about the chair:

it would be the star of any chair-ity event.

sigh...i tried.

kim said...

fantastic!

roberta baird said...

A chair fit for a interplanetary queen! hehehe!

Tracy said...

Pretty :)

D. Lindsey said...

Lovely, Val! I must agree with Jack, (since he beat me to it!) the stories behind the works, just adds to them!