Thursday, June 12, 2008

The wild moor

Acrylic on hardboard 8" x 8" Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting

This is a re-work of a painting I did a couple of weeks ago. I have used glazes and scumbling to get the colours richer and deeper but there's a tinge of regret that I have lost a little of the abstract quality of the original (which was called 'A windy day').


Blogger rob ijbema said...

i like it Sheila
the way the eye travels to that beautiful purple/mauve of the hill in the back ground,picking up nice textures along the way,good distance!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Rob, but I feel guilty that I didn't sit outside and paint it. I tried to remember the colours and the feeling of the place so maybe it compensated a bit.

1:59 PM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

plein air is just a means to an end...yes you can see better values,colors and atmosphere,
but nature is overpowering,taking it into the studio will enable you to put your own soul into it...

12:08 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Yes, I think its the whole experience of being outside that's so valuable. It almost incapacitates me for working out there. I think you must need triple the concentration that you do in the studio. The times I have tried that is how I felt anyway. But you're right, in the studio I can relax back into that feeling of being there. Sometimes I think I'm lucky and a bit of that shows. Sometimes it doesn't, but that's the job we're in, right?

7:38 PM  

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