Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Train line

Oil pastel on paper 8.5" x 8.5"

Dark tracks, distant mill chimneys and a few lights dotted about - this is what a winter evening feels like here.


Blogger RenĂ© PleinAir. said...

Could be Llandrindod ;-)

8:21 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Rene! yes, but maybe not the factory chimney? Maybe all coal mines there in the past? Or slate quarries - dunno.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Simon Jones said...

Llandrindod is outside of the south and north wales coalfields , there are a few pit head towers around as monuments, there was talk of some mines being re opened when oil was v expensive.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

That's interesting to know Simon. The old pit heads were actually very attractive places to an artist. My first sale at age 16 was a pen and ink drawing of the pit head in nearby Ashton - it was called the Snipe Pit. I always regret selling that drawing because of course it was demolished and they built a B&Q over it. Different culture, eh.

6:14 PM  
Blogger RenĂ© PleinAir. said...

Here this is what i was thinking about ;-)

> Llandrindod <

6:36 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Ah Rene, why do you do these things - I think I'm gonna give up. Those houses... just scruffy, old, tall, forgotten .. so enigmatic. Your painting takes me on a journey. My painting says - stay where you are. Why.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Olha Pryymak said...

very reminiscent of a recent trip to Kent for me. You are a real master of oil pastels.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Railways /trains have memories for most of us I suppose. It's one of life's eternal icons, the railway track. Nice to see you Olha and thanks for the compliment.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love a Railroad painting.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Mary, so do I, but then I love rail roads (we call them railways). I love travelling by train and sometimes get to do to my daughter's in Belgium by train which takes ages as I live in the north of England and I need 3 different trains to get there - one of them going under the English Channel - great stuff.

1:01 PM  
Blogger MAHARAJADHIRAJ said...

This is very haunting... in an Dickensian sort of way... amazing!!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks for your visit Maharajadhiraj. Love your tonalist pics also.

12:03 PM  

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