Secret Valentine #2

February 18, 2010

It’s always fun to paint something that you would fancy in your own home.  It’s even more fun to paint it, knowing that it’s a special Valentine’s Day surprise.  And, as if it could possibly get any better, I got to paint it for the oh so talented Jade McCully. Trust me, her photos will be much better than my sneak peek below…but you get the idea…

Birch trees on a crisp yellow-green.  Loves it!

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and the winner is…

December 24, 2008

the house with the Yellow Windows!  Did you figure it out?  Did you guess it was mine 🙂  It was a tight race and a fierce competition, but yellow takes the win with 4 more votes than blue.  Finally, some redemption for the humiliating loss a few years back. 

Nick, I love you mucho!   It was a great challenge.   I suppose we’re tied on artful food sculpture contests…so we’ll have to come up with something grand for a tie breaker.  Oh and we might blow up old blue with fireworks today…(Dad’s idea, not mine)

Thanks to everyone who helped settle the score and placed a vote…(especially all you yellow house fans 🙂  Wishing you all a very Merry (almost) Christmas!

xo

SuperSkirt that is!  When I picked up the Savannah edition of Skirt Mag, only these two had made the issue.  Which left me a little sad, as I’d never completed an illustration that didn’t “make the cut” so to speak.  And then I received the Charleston edition of Skirt in the mail yesterday…all three illos included!

Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday…and don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of Skirt! Mag….(it’s free AND in 22 cities) and if you’re local, be sure to check out this weekend’s Market Bazaar!!!!!!

Has anyone picked up the October issue of Skirt Magazine?…(they’ve spread their wings a bit since the last time I illustrated for them…so you might have this little gem in your neighborhood by now)  Anywho, I have a few illos in the current issue if you care to take a peek…and can I just say what an honor it is to be included in the “Wonder Woman” issue…I mean, Wonder Woman was like my hero back in the day…(and yes mom, I do remember my Wonder Woman birthday cake)

Also note, that while these illos have a political vibe attached to them, I refuse to turn this blog into a political forum…there are plenty of other outlets for that, and frankly, I think we’re all a little sick of the politics right now….but it’s always nice to see your work in print!

©2008 Heather L. Young

Back to Basics

September 10, 2008

A recent commission has had me channeling this guy.  I can’t debut the full illustration until October, however, I can say that I’m pretty happy with the direction it has taken.  I think I’ve mentioned before, but I kind of like to “dissect” things…(visually, not literally)…I like the idea breaking something down to it’s main components, and what could be more fundamental than the primary colors?

A sneak peak of mystery illo ©2008 Heather L. Young