Monday, August 10, 2009


16" x 18"
Oil on Board
Thanks to all of your encouraging words, I am definitely entering the contest! I have decided to submit another one as well. It is a little different...same sort of atmospheric quality (I hope) but a sunny day. I liked the way the crowd was gathered at this French Fry truck in downtown Toronto. Also, I caught the scavenging seagull at just the right moment. At this stage in the painting, I am working on blocking in the values with some color added. As you can see from the monitor in the photo, I use this to work from. You can still "squint" and see depth and atmosphere. I call it painting "en plein monitor".

6 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

Thanks for the look into your studio! Your 'palette' looks just like mine!

splynch said...

"en plein monitor" Excellent! I do this a lot, it isn't as good as the real thing but it beats flat photos. I am enjoying your Southern Ontario paintings a lot. This one is shaping up very well. Good luck with the contest.

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

By the way Catherine - LOVE your blog. We'll be 'seeing' you tomorrow! C and S

Mary Anne Cary said...

I love to see work in progress, helps a lot. I am a participant in the "plein air monitor", and I am going crazy, my lap top is in repair!!!! Egads!!!!!

Tammy Hext said...

Thanks for the work in progress and the peek into your studio. I am going to have to try this 'plein air monitor'.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Catherine--I have loved seeing your work. There is such life and vitality to your cityscapes---And very strong compositions. You tackle challenging subject matter and come out on top!