Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A light snow

landscape painting north england stalybridge snow

This painting has been sold



Acrylic on board 12" x 12"

This is based on photos taken a couple of years ago when we had light snow falls and some winter sunshine. See what I mean about the same scene never looking the same two days running?

21 Comments:

OpenID painterchum said...

I'm really enjoying these paintings from your birdseye view with the rooftops.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Victor Errington said...

Hi Sheila.
Wonderful Architecture and Shadows that you have here. Also I think the bare trees are fantstic, twiggy like. I find that painting these twiggs very hard, Well done Sheila, and all the best.
Vic.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Sally. It would be nice to "fly" over them I think! (with wings, not in an aeroplane)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Vic, oh, yes - totally agree, trees and twigs, branches, especially bare winter ones are a nightmare. Thanks for the encouragement!

12:26 PM  
Blogger rahina q.h. said...

stunning! i love how you have handled the light and shadows.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

thanks Rahina - it's sweet of you to visit and leave encouraging comments.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Linny D. Vine said...

Sheila, your color combination is a pleasure and I, too, really like your view from above.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Linny, glad you like the colour combination. It's a very limited palette of raw umber, cerulean blue, indian red, mars orange, a pale ultramarne and black and white.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

...plus raw siena, yellow ochre and a touch of sap green

8:10 AM  
Blogger Barbara M. said...

I do love this! And I do see what you mean, as I've painted the views from my porch, and my windows many times, and light, weather, living changes everything. This is lovely.

Take care,

Barbara
I've given you the Sunshine Award for positive and creative blogging. Your work makes me very happy.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Barbara, for the kind comment and the award. This painting was a bit of a challenge and took me quite a while!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

What an incredible view-nice painting!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Leslie, I am often up that hill gazing down on that view. It's quite something.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Olha Pryymak said...

this is brilliant

1:56 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Olha. I always enjoy your London street scenes so much as well.

8:16 PM  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

love these snow covered rooftop paintings sheile,infact all your snow paintings are a delight
their design so strong

8:50 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Rob, thank you for the encouragement. I enjoyed doing the snow paintings.

8:04 AM  
OpenID cockerhill said...

I love the picture. It is a view I know well. I live just accross the Churchyard from where you must taken the original photo. After the school run in the morning I often take a coffee over to the churchyard and stand near the wall looking at the river and beyond.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Hello friend from Cockerhill. It is really nice to get a comment from someone who lives locally and knows the scene well. I am sure I would be doing the same as you with my morning coffee if I lived in one of those houses. Thanks for visiting!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Andrea Kowch said...

Beautiful paintings, Sheila! Reminds me of Edward Hopper's work, one of my favorite painters. Wonderful use of color and mood. Keep up the wonderful work.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Andrea, thanks, you could not have given me a better compliment. Hopper remains one of my top favourites - he is probably at the top if I had to have a "top". I am so glad I found your work recently. I love that mystery about it - figures integrated into their own questioning landscapes. Beautiful.

8:33 AM  

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