Friday, January 23, 2009

Climbing – IF


This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's prompt is "climbing". I once lived in an old house where the ivy was coming in through the window!

40 comments:

mikefacey said...

There is beauty in the simplicity of this piece. The leaves caught my eye in your thumbnail--CoOL!!

Roberta said...

Cool...in harmony with nature...

K Spoering said...

I love your pared down style. VERY zen!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

My ivy never really looks this beautiful! Great illustration.

Asja said...

beautiful and great composition. i love old houses with ivy!

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

Zen and Lovely these climbings ivy

Momo said...

Love the simplicity of the composition and colours.

polona said...

i would have this hung on a wall :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely that you've chosen ivy for this...

carla said...

This is so pretty! I love the light touch and the limited use of color. It's fresh and pretty and perfect for this week's topic!

joseph's art and stuff said...

beautiful, i fear now that the ivy on my house will invade through the windows...

Masago said...

Beatitful

aimee said...

oh, yes! we have a penchant for old houses, and ivy LOVES to sidle up along the walls. my husband is a big ivy fighter - he rips it off whenever he sees it creeping. i love looking at it, though, on others' homes. great drawing!

flower girl said...

Lovely =)

isay said...

this is simple neat and beautiful!

AndyDoodler said...

Me likes! Very fresh looking!
& sounds like a neat house

Josh (musarter) said...

Great idea for climbing. I like the weight of the colors on this piece too.

I haven't been here for a while and wanted to mention that the "voices" piece turned out awesome.

jyotsana said...

lovely image.

studio lolo said...

Well this makes me laugh out loud because my morning glory vines were coming in the house until recently! (The house was just painted and they ripped them all away. so sad.) I had to get a long stick and push the vines out in order to close the french doors!

I love the simplicity of this and the softness. I also thought I was the first to comment but obviously Blogger ate it!

Have a gentle week :)

Katie said...

I love ivy. Very good idea for climb. Nice colors and look.

josh pincus is crying said...

you have a very cool style.
i had ivy growing all over the back of my house when i first moved in. it attracted THOUSANDS of ants, so we had it removed.
very good illustration, though.

Michael O'Connell said...

so simple and yet… are they leafy lovers or combatants eyeing each other… daring…

thanks for the visit and kind words… and i believe that MOST of the world feels as we do…

nina seven said...

sweet and simple, i like that!

psychopooch said...

nice simple take on the theme!

Joy said...

Love the simplicity of the image. It's romantic, too.

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Cynthia said...

Enjoyed your view from the window...is the ivy climbing in or out? Are you the ivy or the frame...the window? Why can't I just leave well enough alone? Love your concept here.It's my first time over for a visit.:-)

yoon see said...

Wow! This is just so sweet.
I can feel the peace and calm where you used to stay.
Lovely clean wash for this easy feeling illustration.
I love your blog.
I can instantly feel less worried here:)

letile said...

beautiful & simple!
L.

Gai said...

I love the delicateness of your paintings yet the boldness of the piece that you wish to stand out. fantastic.

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful illo,love the soft colours and the idea

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful, I also like the 'Pale' piece you did.

Thank you for your kind words.

Dusik said...

reminds me of my window in summer... :((( (i long for summer)

very real ivy!!!

ujwala said...

nice take on the topic - simple with no distractions and so well illustrated.

Bella Sinclair said...

Lovely, lovely. I adore ivy on old houses and buildings. But I hear they're not really good for the structures. Well, who cares. It looks great!

serline said...

I had been thinking of a good spot to plant money plants in my garden.Still haven't decide where to plant it yet so I leave it in a cup and fill it up with water to keep it survive...

I like the simplicity of your work.

Thanks for your comment!

marie helene said...

So simple, so nice...

nellita said...

lovely!:)

get zapped said...

The ivy illo has brought me much joy. For one, taking the time to illustrate, which has always been a thorn in my side due to a 6th grade art teacher reinforcing my self-doubt in my ability to draw, and your beautiful comments from which the ivy inspired. I thank you all, and ole' 59, the house with the ivy growing in through the window.

zingtrial said...

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Nicky Linzey said...

I see what you mean - 'Great minds . . '! This is lovely, so simple yet so strong.