Monday, November 2, 2009

The Sail Loft, Hamilton Ontario

20x16 Oil on Canvas
The main activity at Macdonal Marine at this time of year is boat hauling and winterizing. Some people store with the mast up, some take them down depending on your preference. In this scene, there were still leaves left on the trees and the evening sun cast a warm glow. It was one of those times when you were glad to have a camera. This building has probably always been a sail loft. It was called Grants Sail Loft in the 1860's. Hamilton Harbour has a lot of history dating to the 1830's.
I was tempted to put more detail on the right side water reflection, but when I did, I lost the dark value. I decided to leave it simple to draw attention to the lightest values.

6 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Very nice! I love the quality of light in this one.

Sheila said...

oooo.. I can almost feel that warm sunshine. This is beautiful! You captured that setting glow perfectly. I feel so relaxed looking at this. *sigh*

splynch said...

Great light, don't you just love this time of year? Almost over though, we are going to have to switch to snow scenes soon.

Mary Anne Cary said...

You have been a busy girl Catherine. Nice painting, makes me want to visit there. Sounds like and looks like a beautiful place!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Catherine.

magicmyst said...

It is beautiful Catherine. The colors are so rich and vibrant. You live in alovely part of the world. Kay