Saturday, August 15, 2009

The empty house

Oil on hardboard 8" x 8" Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting

This is old, terraced housing, which, since I took this pic has been taken over by a small industrial unit, I think to do with cars. There is a sort of workshop to the left. I like the contrasts of sharpness and softness the sun makes.


Blogger Don Gray said...

This is beautiful, Sheila. I'm noticing that your landscapes lately have an almost dream-like quality about them--much like the memory images you've been posting on the other blog.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Don. I'm glad you see a connection between the paintings. I would like to think that the inspiration goes deeper than simply a technique or a method and is therefore to some extent "visible".

9:10 AM  
Blogger Victor Errington said...

Hi Sheila. I really do love your style of painting, and this latest
painting of yours is no exception.
I don`t know if you noticed that
on another comment I made I mentioned that there is a touch of Lowry in your style. Now for me
that is a great compliment to you.
I only hope that he is one of your favourites as well. I have just started to receive your paintings via email,great. All the best Sheila.

10:59 AM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

like this a lot sheila
the building sits so well
and i like the bit off angles
once again great mood!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Vic. Well I think Lowry was inspired by the north west of England certainly. I like his industrial landscape work but not so much the figurative. However, I am very flattered if you see a connection and I do accept it as a great compliment - thank you.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Rob - yes, these old terraces creak and settle you know. Much of this broad area was a coal field so there will be some movement. Higgledy, piggledy, is how some people describe it - ;-D

12:04 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Sheila I just found your blogs (via comment on the lazy artist)I bet you don't really fall into holes! I love your style- lovely, soft and loose - I'm working on loose but I always overdo - people need to know what a great talent it is to do what you do - PS I like the reworked visit to Aunt Edie -It reminded me so of my visits to Aunt Ethel!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Kathleen, hi and thanks for visiting. I don't think we should worry too much about "tight or loose" styles. I try to go for the right values and colours that I want. With acrylics I find its easier to work on the basis of building up layers of colour and I use a lot of scumbling technique. With oils I tend not to do that because I can't be bothered waiting for the various layers of paint to dry!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Kathrin said...

Great paintings! You have a wonderful style and I like the quiet and simplicity in your landscapes.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Kathrin, nice to meet you.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Lovely Sheila - I especially like the windows, but it's all beautiful and soft.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Connie, thanks, the windows were the juiciest bits to do !

9:37 PM  
Blogger Linny D. Vine said...

Sheila, you have captured the light so wonderfully in this one - I feel it!

2:12 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Linny for your kind words.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Christine MCCoy said...

Hi Sheila! I really like your work. So many of the buildings look so familiar to me...they look like could have been painted right here were I live in New England! Thanks for sharing!

2:12 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Christine - now I know why I have always had this deep desire to visit New England! It's just like Stalybridge! Thanks for the kind words!

5:21 PM  

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