Thursday, June 11, 2009

Path to Crowden (I)

This painting has been sold

Oil on hardboard 8" x 8"

As you follow the Longdendale trail up past Torside reservoir there is a signpost pointing across the reservoir chain via a bridge to Crowden. Part of the track is wooded with pine trees. It is not a big area but it is mysterious and a bit magical.


Blogger Simon Jones said...

Love the sense of heightened giddy drunken reality, sort of hits you smack in the face. Brilliant.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Simon, great comment much appreciated (actually there was a slight spookiness to that short path through the woods - maybe I was trying to get out quickly, hence the giddiness (don't think it was the gin & tonic at lunch time) )

8:07 PM  
Blogger Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Sheila, I am crazy about both these pathway paintings -- this one especially with its beautiful rendering of the sunlight. Truly beautiful, I'm in awe!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Camille. Really appreciate your comments.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

What color palette do you use?

9:40 PM  
Blogger Barbara M. said...

This is magnificent Sheila,

Just gorgeous.

Take care,

(I put you back on my blog list, because I finally remembered the name of your blog -- sorry about losing it. We were redesigning my blog, and I lost my whole list!)

1:17 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Karl - mostly earth colours - raw and burnt umber; raw and burnt sienna; indian red; cerulean and ultramarine for the blues. I do supplement occasionally. Maybe in this one I used a little mars yellow or aureolin yellow, I don't remember. I try to stay away from the cadmiums.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Barbara, kind of you to say so.

9:14 AM  
Blogger JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Love the dappled light! Jeanne

2:37 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Jeanne, nice to see you here.

3:31 PM  

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