Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The canal in fog

This painting has been sold

Oil on plywood panel 8" x 8"

The canal systems around here were built not for pleasure cruises but for industry, mainly to carry the goods the factories were producing down to Liverpool docks via the Manchester Ship Canal. When they got to Liverpool they were transported all over the world. The mills of Lancashire produced enough cotton by breakfast time to satisfy local consumption. The rest of the day was pure profit.


Blogger rob ijbema said...

wow sheila you are right in the mood!
love everyone of these last four,
especially the sheep,
they look so vulnerable so cold in the snow,
mist rain snow,who needs sun and blue skys?

11:40 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

I suppose we all need sun and blue skies sometimes Rob but the more adverse weather conditions suit the theme of an industrial heritage that's largely gone. Yes, the sheep did look cold. I always feel a bit sorry for sheep (and chickens :-D)

8:56 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love this painting Sheila, such a great job with the fog, a wonderful and mysterious painting.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Nice to see you here Linda and thanks for your kind comments.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

O: Dangit Sheila, these foggy paintings are GORGEOUS!! They have a wonderful still and dark, magic quality. Almost forlorn and somewhat melancholy. WONDERFUL!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Diane, yeh I seem to be in a foggy mood lately.

6:01 PM  

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