Monday, October 19, 2009

Day's end: Waterloo Road

oil painting street small town england english sunset

This painting has been sold



Oil on hardboard 8" x 8"

I have painted Waterloo Road before - this building - but it was called Daybreak, so dawn rather than dusk (to check it out it's the posting of November 21st 2007). I like this building. It's now housing the police but I'm not sure what it was originally built for.

8 Comments:

Blogger Sheila said...

How cool for the police to be housed in such a regal looking building. I would love to learn how you paint subtle light like you do.

2:51 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Sheila - yes it's a sort of police "outpost" - the main police station in the area is a few miles away in Ashton. I think in this building there are also some community organisations. I like to paint light effects so thanks for your comment there.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

These dusk pictures are so brilliant - they have so much atmosphere!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Annie - they gave me a bit of grief to do!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Barbara M. said...

Hi Sheila,

I can absolutely see this. It looks like the end of day scenes in England when I last visited in 2006. Super painting. Great mood, light and composition.

Take care,

Barbara

5:08 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Barbara - glad it reminds you of England.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building used to be Central Girls School until about 1978.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you ~Anon - I am surprised it was still a school in 1978 which seems to me quite recent. Since doing this painting I have noticed a Boys' entrance and a Girls' entrance so at one time it must have been for both sexes.

8:49 PM  

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