Monday, September 04, 2006

Painting for Illustration Friday


"My Safe Place." When I got this weeks Illustration Friday topic 'safe', this was the image that came into my head. I wanted to show a home, as this is the safest place for me. It's not me though, coz I don't have a cat.. or a magazine holder! The paint in the background is quite textured.. I built it up with layers of acrylic paint. This is probably the most time I've spent so far on an Illustration Friday topic.

20 comments:

the enigma said...

lovely painting, i like your style! very creatuve. btw, your babushka dolls is hilarious! :-)

Denise said...

I thought about painting me at home with my animals around me (I have two cats AND a dog). It seemed to complicated for me to do, but you've captured it well. I do feel incredibly safe with my furry sentinels around me. They hear things I don't hear and care for me in an uncononditional way that is unparalleled.

Great illustration!

Denise said...

Oof. I meant "too" complicated. I hate spelling mistakes. So sorry I left one on your blog! :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I am going to take your concept and see what comes out of my pencils and brushes. Isn't it funny how sometimes our tools know what we want better than our conscious selves. Please let us know when your cat comes to you.

murphy girl said...

i love the detail and how unique it is. can't stop looking at it!

Bron Smith said...

Wow...I really like your quirky, whimsical style. I'll look for more of your work on future IFs.

Katrine K said...

Beautiful painting and it fits the topic!

Zara said...

Always love your work!

annax said...

Excellent illo! Great details and fun!

Michelle Lana said...

what a great illo. fun!!!

Marion said...

Cute!

bill zeman said...

cool - I really like the surreal trees and mushrooms (mushrooms?)

mimu said...

love your style as always. Beautiful colors and nice concept.

tekentijger said...

Ah, its a mush-room! (My english is not thet good, so i don't know if mush means anything, i hope i didnt say something stupid or offensive..) Nice picture! About the cat : You really should get one, they are so great :-)

Jules Knoblock said...

ah, no cats in this house I'm afraid! Not with two big dogs!! And, um, yes I guess they are mushies, tree mushrooms maybe. I used to pick mushrooms for a job. Did you know the stems with the dirt and stuff we cut off them were called "chog." Hence our bins that the chog went into were "chog bins." If you needed something new to learn today then that may just be it!

beck wheeler said...

wow, youre a gun on the illustration friday front. thanks for the comment on my not so boring post....Im proud of my boat and my new jigsaw skills, I think Ive opened pandoras box with the discovery of tools.

kat coyle said...

i love this composition.

Joanne said...

This is fun! I love the colors and the cat.

Franfou said...

wow the colors are fantastic !

Sweet Pea said...

What a lovely little world and brilliant colours! :)