Friday, January 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pale


The room isn't much to speak of, really. Four walls of unevenly faded wallpaper, pale from the light that slips in on bright days.

But it's the view from the small window that speaks to my heart, and I stay longer than I should.


patterned paper, acrylic paint, a touch of colored pencil, graphite.

For Illustration Friday's promt: pale
( click to enlarge )

53 comments:

  1. Sitting here at my desk wishing I were sitting in that chair. I always wish to be in your paintings. Love them and you.
    Freezing in Milford

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  2. Sweet. A genuine sense of wonder in this pale room. We chose the same hue of blue for our IF :)

    Thanks for your kind comment on GZ and noticing who I quoted.

    Have a terrific weekend!

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  3. oooh, what a serene image! Makes me feel calm just to look at it :)

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  4. Thank you, Laurel. It is the view from my window(s) that nourishes me every hour of every day. What a lovely, sweet painting. You looked great today; so did Emma! Love, Nancy b.

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  5. Oh...I would not have realized that you used patterned paper for this...what a fabulous idea for a background wallpaper! Awesome!!!

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  6. i like the way i had to peer into the picture to make it out, pale indeed, lotsa hugs and wfs dear heart. xx

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  7. i love how you've used bold colour to focus on the window. that's brilliant. i love this picture. and i love that the cat is looking there.

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  8. This is a beautiful image...great concept!!

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  9. so delicate and etherial. Dreamlike.

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  10. I like the way it makes me feel like I am looking through a lace curtain, ruffled by a sea breeze maybe.

    Teri and the cats of Furrydance

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  11. worth while enlarging - it's beautiful and the details come thru. Lovely illo dear

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  12. Lolo, this is so serene, peaceful and beautiful! Perfect for IF

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  13. Thanks everyone! I went a little heavy with the white glaze now that I look at it. You almost have to enlarge it to see the pattern of the paper. I left all of my un-erased lines meaning for it to look sketchy and rough and imperfect.
    I'm far from perfect anyway!
    And, I like big cats. No scrawny ones in this house :)

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  14. That is very lovely, serene feeling in that room.

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  15. This is so peaceful and serene.

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  16. very nice; a wonderful atmosphere in which to live. I was thinking of your "pale horse" on my way over to check what you had this week (I am horribly behind in blogging)

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  17. Hey LOLO...

    Wanted to say hello and to invite you by my site...

    Not for my vanity mind you...

    Am hoping to rally support for the Crow...

    Where oh where has she flown...

    Hoping these words find you well...

    JP

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  18. i'm melting melting melting over that banner...that's just gorgeous, lollie! and this pale room is perfect...the best seat in the house, it seems! thanks so much for the visit, lollie! xoxoxo

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  19. A perfect addition to Illustration Friday, Laurel. I love the window and the cat too ... btw, did I tell about this before? Just after the holidays, my 4-year old granddaughter painted the cat pink & green! :O

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  20. this tells me your interior is as gentle as the exteriors you so lovingly notice...

    :)

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  21. I think this picture is amazing. With that window there is so much punch that it just makes the picture something else altogether.

    Peace

    Renee

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  22. a poignant memory... that we can revisit as we choose!
    Lovely illustration...I like the composition and palete.

    BTW... thanks Laurel for your uplifting comments...you are an amazing person with a heart of gold!

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  23. Lovely! Sweet & magical treat for me to unfold the more surprises and miracle behind this painting:)

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  24. Now anything that has a cat in it I just have to like. Maybe it's just me but I'm seeing a slight change in your style recently, more simple, more line work. And you know I really, really like it!!!

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  25. Very nice Laurel!! I love, also, to read the comments from your peers.

    Love,
    Judy

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  26. There is such gentleness in your art and such rich beauty in your words...both of which I find totally addictive! :)

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  27. A ghostlike image with one way out...
    She looks so hopeful... should I jump or just sit...?
    ;D

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  28. lovely cool tranquil colours, very nice illustration

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  29. all these great comments...enough to make you feel like a real and talented artist, eh?

    :)

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  30. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    What beautiful illustrations you have...the kitty in blue is very nice! :o)

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  31. i love so much the pencil lines on this piece! wallpaper's so fine too!

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  32. This is truly fantastic Laurel. I love the light blues and white dominant in this piece. Well done!!

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  33. Wonderful juxtaposition between the pattern, sketchy quality and finished outside scene.

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  34. My goodness, this is superb! Very delicate. And you have such beautiful, touching prose, too. Almost poetic!

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  35. Definitely poetic, definitely beautiful - visually and conceptually!

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  36. I love the mood of this piece and understand how the cat feels - beautifully done.

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  37. Thanks for your comments everyone!
    It's interesting to see that some of you are seeing this as the cat's thoughts.
    I see it as someone standing in the doorway looking into the room.
    I love each interpretation!

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  38. This is very charming - the paleness emphasizes the sentiment and peacefulness.
    Very soothing - thank you!

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  39. I don't think I can add much here, and I love your work as much as they do, and I'm sure you can't believe that, since I'm abscent so often.
    If we all had to decide which of our paintings we must live in for eternity, I wouldn't pick one of mine, it would be one of yours Laurel, perhaps this one. Would you give me a break on the rent?

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  40. I would stay longer than I should as well... a beautifully serene view a kitty, who would want to leave? I've already stayed too long at your blog staring at this wonderful piece... soooo serene. Ok, I better get back to work!

    Thanks for moment Lolo!

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  41. The atmosphere in this image is incredible

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  42. love your use of pattern on this one... great take on the theme!

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  43. Wonderful illo and great atmosphere
    love it

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  44. somewhat reminds me of Matisse. like the way you incorporated the pattern in to the whole piece

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  45. This turned out great. The blue pattern is a really great touch.

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