Monday, February 08, 2010

Snow in the valley I

landscape north england painting snow winter hills houses

This painting has been sold

Acrylic on board 12" x 12"

This painting shows the valley of Stalybridge during the recent snowfalls. It's a view I have painted a few times before as seen from the top of Cocker Hill where there used to be a church and graveyard. I love the view because it is different in all weathers. It's never identical from one week to the next. As you can see the light levels were low and the sky heavy with more snow to come.


Blogger Don Gray said...

You've pared this down to essentials so beautifully, Sheila. The stark contrasts and subtle tonal shifts work so well.

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful work Sheila, the shapes and perspective just work!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Victor Errington said...

Lovely Snowy painting Sheila. Best of luck with the National Exhibition. All the best.

10:00 AM  
Blogger RĂ©gis Pettinari said...

Beautiful grays for this snowy landscape , Sheila ! The quiet atmosphere of snow is very well represented..

6:23 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Don, thanks for the kind words. I was a bit worried about the huge contrasts at first - but that was how it looked!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Rahina, thank you for your encouragement. I'm pleased you like it.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Vic, thanks. I appreciate your kind comments.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thank you Regis, your recent winter scenes of Paris are superb!

9:10 PM  
Blogger Barbara M. said...

Hi Sheila,

I wish you could hear me as I notice these go "mmmm!" This has a truly lovely quality. Beautiful.

Take care,


4:47 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

I have just found your blog...this painting is exceptionally beautiful...I love this colour palette and the angle you've painted this scene from.


3:24 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Barbara.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Allison - it might not be the palette I will always stick with but I do feel comfortable with it. The angle comes naturally with a local viewpoint onto the valley where our small town sits.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Mary Sheehan Winn said...

such a beautiful painting. I can feel the heavy, damp air. The values are fabulous.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Mary!

4:57 PM  

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