Friday, April 10, 2009

Padfield sheep

This painting has been sold


Oil on wood panel 9" x 17"

Sheep kind of "group together" - you don't see them dotted about much individually - unless it's that these are northern sheep and like a good chin wag. And it was surprising the number of 'triangles' they made, which was particularly helpful to me. It's funny how the colours of your own landscape really do affect the colours you mix on your palette. Click on the image for a bigger view.

8 Comments:

Blogger RenĂ© PleinAir. said...

Ow how I love those 10 x 17 or 9 x 17" sized paintings! It seems if you've got a new approach that way, ...

Your work is getting better still, go on, go on!!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Oh Sheila!!
I love this! When I was travelling this last week, this is exactly how I learned to identify animals far away from the highway in the hills. Little smudges of color setting them apart from the landscape. Masterfully done young lady!!!! I wanna do this kind of painting!

3:29 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Rene - I've been wanting to work a bit bigger for a while. These were interesting. Thanks for the encouragement !

12:50 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Sheila - they often look like small wooden toy farm animals don't they when you see them from a distance - just as if you could pick one up and plonk it down somewhere else. My kids used to love playing at farms.

12:51 PM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

haha,those sheeps never behave like you want them to!
i just put them where i like them,on the canvas...hehe
time less paintings sheila

11:13 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hey Rob, well by now you must be even more of an expert on sheep than I am. I think your idea is best because they wander about all the time anyway!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Joan Breckwoldt said...

Such lovely paintings, I can see why I bookmarked your blog. I like how you are keeping your values close together.
Joan

12:32 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Joan. Yes, sometimes I am deliberately aiming to cut back on too much contrast. I am hoping it gives more atmosphere.

7:55 AM  

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