Friday, July 18, 2014

The Timekeepers

Oil on cotton canvas board 16" x 12"

I love the motif of doors. So many artists in the past and present return to this - what is beyond the door - another door, and another door.  These girls' faces fascinate me. They are reaching out and at the same time holding back, reminding us that the only reality is time passing. 


sally said...

love it!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Sally!

Barbara Muir said...

Love it. I love the theme and treatment. I hope that the doors keep opening for the little girls -- for the painting, and for the artist.

You amaze me.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Thanks Barbara. yes we have to make sure we go through as many doors as possible within the time allotted to us.

Anonymous said...

Love this. Again one of my Mum's
. She doescommissions too if anyone interested.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hey Louise! Glad you managed to post a comment after all. You can simply write your name at the end of your comment - it will still say at the top you are "anonymous" but then we will know you are not really!
I am happy you like the painting. I like it too and I might take one of the girls and put her in a series of still lifes I started today. I like the idea of figures in still life paintings - all dark and moody!