Thursday, January 01, 2009

My backyard in snow



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

This is the view from my bedroom window of my small back yard and the road opposite. We are lucky that we are on a slight hill so that makes us seem quite "high up". I enjoyed painting the grid in the middle of the yard!

17 Comments:

Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

wow- I feel like I'm there! brr (grab a hat & scarf, it's cold here today, too). You really capture a 'sense of place' in these paintings!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Aw shucks Roxanne; well my dear, you are welcome to sit in my back yard any time the fancy takes you (hat and scarf extra though).

6:36 PM  
OpenID bonnieluria said...

Sheila- I found my way here via Mike Rooneys' blog and so glad I did.

What a marvel of atmosphere you've created with careful use of color.
I can feel the need to throw a log on the fireplace from your masterful interpretation of a snowy winter scene.

Lovely, wonderful work.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks for visiting. I just went to your blog and although I love the dog and cat photos I also love the few paintings I saw - how about some more !!!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Elenka said...

Can't remember how I found my way here, but I'm loving your paintings... especially the snow ones. We're going to get another storm tomorrow here in New England.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Elenka, thanks for visiting. Yes, we are getting another very cold spell right now. It was minus 10 in this area last night - almost too cold to snow!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Carol Horzempa said...

Sheila-I just discovered your blog. You are an inspiration to me and I love your work.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Carol, thank you. Your new blog shows two terrific paintings. Really looking forward to seeing more in 2009.

11:56 AM  
Blogger gianlucio said...

hello sheila,hai fatto dei bellissimi lavori,complimenti, se vuoi puoi visitare il mio blog di arte pittorica e lasciare un commento.
Ciao

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Gianlucio, muchas grazias (that's about it I'm afraid). Nice to see you here. Will check out your blog now.

6:47 PM  
Blogger La Boo said...

I just love the way you capture the light (or the lack of It) in these paintings. You truly capture the feeling of a Pennine winter. They really are beautiful.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you LaBoo, yes our winters seem pretty unforgiving don't they - but provide a lot of inspiration!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

your paintings are beautiful....Barb

1:39 AM  
Blogger Carolann said...

I like your work very much as you capture that cold wet atmosphere of the North in winter. They are really charming. I can almost feel I've visited these places. Will drop by again soon.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Carolann, good of you to stop by.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Naomi said...

This painting has a abstract feel to it that I really enjoy.

I love the visual of a heavy constrast of light and dark. You have handled this very well.

Bet you used Payne's grey didn't you?

7:17 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Naomi, thanks, yes that view lends itself quite readily to concentration on abstract shapes. Did I use Paynes grey? Can't remember - probably.

7:40 PM  

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