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.

14 Comments:

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...

Beautiful.

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
best.
Vic.

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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