Monday, November 19, 2007

The Old Clinic: early morning November (re-worked)

Oil on hardboard approx 9" x 12"

This painting was originally done in 2007 and I re-worked it in 2009. I enjoy re-working things especially when so much time has elapsed and you feel "fresh again" with that particular work. This old health clinic was boarded up soon after I did the first version and a new clinic was opened in town. The area to the left with the trees was where Stalybridge town hall stood. That was also demolished some years ago, save for the facade which still stands but is not in the picture. I like the simple, almost abstract shapes this scene makes.


Blogger Simon Jones said...

Hi Sheila
really love this painting. Wet road in the shade, something nobody dwells on, but you have painted it.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Simon, the Old Clinic has now gone to the Old Clinics' Home in the sky I'm afraid. It was no beauty even at it's height but it looked quite beautiful that cold morning. Nice to have you visit Simon.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Simon Jones said...

Hi Sheila
you say old clinic has gone, do you mean the painting has been sold or the building has gone?

9:01 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

I meant the building has gone - still got the painting. However, yesterday I walked up to the top of a rise opposite and it looks like it is still hanging in there but now surrounded by hoardings. Suppose it's dangerous. Do you want to do a swap?

12:57 PM  

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