Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saved from a fall


This is a close up of my other painting from my day out with the Pleasanton Art League. Just as I was packing up, it flopped over and landed on the top edge on the ground. So when I got it home and I just repainted the top 1/2 inch or so to salvage it.








8x10 oil on Raymar panel

25 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, this is fabulous darlin'! You have such a unique and distinctive style. I love visiting your blog each day and can never wait to see what is next! I always like paintings that have old cars, old tractors, old trucks, old barns...See what happens when you get old? LOL Gorgeous work and I am so glad you were able to save the piece!

Kathy said...

I love it! Your brush work is energetic and brings it to life. I can't tell that you had to restore it, so you did a great job :)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

See this and the song old McDonald had a farm popped in my head.
Very nice Shiela I love the colors.
How do you like the Raymar panels?

Lokelani Forrest said...

Sheila...I love this piece. Your little mishap did not take away from this piece. Very well done. Reminds me of an old truck I saw one day at home (HI) that had been abandoned, rusted, but beautiful foliage was growing out of it. Tried to take a decent picture of it to paint, but didn't get one. Guess I'll have to try and remember.

r garriott said...

Oh, I was hoping you'd post this! Looks great!! Almost as if it's in motion.

Manon Doyle said...

Sorry it fell Sheila! You did a fabulous job saving it! I just love this piece!! Ae you going back to paint with the league on Tuesday?

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderfully expressive and vibrant brushwork, Ms Sheila!! And impressively even application of said brushwork (if that makes any sense?!) Your style is evolving so beautifully!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Lovely Sheila! I love the flow and the colors are so vibrant!

Cathyann said...

I hate when that happens!!! But you obviously had a good save. This is brilliant and yes...seems to move, Sheila. Looks like you are having fun en plein aire.:-)

Nicki said...

Nice work Sheila! So full of life and colour... it has character... a tractor with a story to tell!

Celeste Bergin said...

you can't be a plein air painter until a painting falls face down into the dirt. So, you are already initiated. Congratulations.
It's a nice painting too!

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Sheila!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely and lively painting, Sheila.

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice work, Sheila! There is always beautiful color and energy in your work.

Ellen said...

Loose and free, my favorite style, with a character all its own! Great job, Sheila!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Wow Sheila...your work shows great energy and colorful excitement!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow, you are so brave to get out there and paint. Everything is so "real"...all the elements and the spontaneity of the painting. This picture turned out really well!

David Larson Evans said...

Great job my dear.I never miss a painting...big fan.

Linny D. Vine said...

My first response is Wow -this piece has movement, then I read your post and I laughed because it's a mover alright! Glad that you were able to keep this one still long enough to repair it, Sheila!

Mary said...

Wow! Masterful paintings, Sheila--both this tractor and the swirling trees from your plein air session are super--vibrant and full of character.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Great painting Sheila! I love the powerful brush strokes you used.

Michelle said...

Fun painting Sheila! Love tractors...they have so much character.

Gerald de Dios said...

Looks great!

Douglas Hoover said...

Great save, girl. And a great painting. It's like you've given new life and energy to this old tractor. Vibrant tractor painting.. I love it!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love this!