Monday, June 08, 2009

The house on the hill

This painting has been sold

Oil on hardboard 8" x 8"

I worked a lot on this painting. Originally it had a blue sky but I wanted the scene to be very still so that the house almost "brooded" over the surrounding countryside.


Blogger Don Gray said...

"Brooding," like you say...emotionally expressive. Love the simple, straightforward design, especially that "zig-zag" line.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Don. It was really hard to capture the colours though in the photo here.

8:58 AM  
Blogger regis pettinari said...

Very beautiful painting and synthetic vision. Very suceeded !

11:46 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Regis - I appreciate your comments.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Sheila - The colors and design are perfect - it all makes the house seem so mysterious. I just love this!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Connie - glad you like it.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Simon Jones said...

Love this painting, very hopperesque, its amazing what can be achieved with some coloured paste.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hey Simon, thank you for that. I did think about Hopper after it was finished, the way he seemed to carry shadows from buildings, extended into the land around.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...


2:12 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Diane.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Victor Errington said...

Hi Sheila. I`m new to your site.
I found your work on Rob Ljbema
Blog, and glad that I have. I love
the House on the Hill painting,
I find it soothing and wonderful.
All brilliant works Sheila. All the

10:00 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Vic, nice to meet you!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Leslie Hawes said...

All of you work, your entire blog of paintings, is just wonderful.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Leslie for your kind words.

8:27 AM  

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