Friday, September 4, 2009

Illustration Friday – Strong


Trees - so strong…stalwart…always beautiful whether budding, full blown or bare. My grandmother, who I adored (and was one of the strongest women I've ever known), absolutely loved bare winter trees. I never understood it as a child, but as an artist now I totally get it. So, here's my piece, called Slumber, in honor of trees and my grandmother Edith.

25 comments:

Edrian Thomidis said...

Very nice of you to honor your grandma and what a strong, beautifully composed image!

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nessadee said...

Beautiful piece and concept!

claudine hellmuth said...

love those trees!

Amy C said...

all so beautiful, the colors and I love how you did the circles.

Angela Meijer said...

Beautiful.

Ginger*:) said...

A beautiful image!

Shirley said...

Beautiful work!! Love the trees...and love the other illustrations I see on your blog. I'm so happy to have discovered you this afternoon!

K Spoering said...

Beautiful trees! I'd never have thought of using purple, but I love it! Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

studio lolo said...

Absolutely magical! I love the purple/blue tones. This creates such a moody-mood!

michellefarkouh said...

i love the circular pattern in the trees!!

Nicky Linzey said...

This is the most beautiful illustration. So serene.

Gai said...

this is a beautiful piece of work, the line and colour and style all of which compliments how you describe your grandma. wonderful

justdoodleit said...

Yes! Trees do suggest strength in a stoic way. Like the colors and patterns here :)

Christina said...

beautiful piece!

Art Fan Ako said...

Love your circular purple leaves! Great visual!

Mônica said...

Lovely design and colors, Valerie, and a beautiful image too!

narelleserline said...

What a sweet touch to a make it into a card to give as a remembrance for someone special.

Eric Barclay said...

This is really beautiful work.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Thanks you all for your nice comments! I've enjoyed seeing your pieces also.

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh Val, these are beautiful trees and such dreamy colors! Lovely as can be!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my 200th post party! Hope you had fun!

Tara said...

This is so lovely! Just recently found IF and discovering a whole new world!

Bella Sinclair said...

...and together, they are even stronger. Beautiful trees, Valerie! I really love those treetops.

Catnapping said...

i love this composition. the colours are bold and alive, and the idea of using circles...ingenious.

E. Thompson said...

Lovely tribute. Beautiful piece.

adrienne trafford said...

omgosh i love this so much