Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yonge Street Patterns, Toronto


16x20 Oil on Canvas
I started this during our recent rainfall a couple of days ago. I liked the abstract quality of the signs and doorways and the buildings in the distance. The street was surprisingly devoid of cars. At the right hand side is the entrance way to the Zanaibar Club..a renowned "strip joint" that has been there for at least 50 years.
Click on image for a larger view.

14 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

I love this painting! What a beautiful abstract quality it has. I love the way the light shimmers on the street! The touches of pure color are wonderful! Again -Beautiful!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Wow,Catherine!This one is very good.I like the contrasts of the grays on left half and the vibrant patches of colors on the right!

Tammy Hext said...

This is great Catherine, you have really captured the light. When I enlarged it I could feel the wet of the day - incredible.
Tammy

magicmyst said...

I love this painting. The shapes of the signs are definately interesting and complex. You have captured the reflections in the pavement so well. Merry Christmas. Kay

Diana Marshall said...

How different a city can look in the rain, a whole different place when the sun shines. You are a master at these rainy scenes, it reminds me of London where I grew up too.

splynch said...

These rainy-day scenes are really turning into signature pieces for you. I was going to do a rain scene the other day and thought, "no, they will just think that I am trying to do a Catherine Jeffrey".
Thank you again for your thoughtful comments on my blog, I especially appreciate them because I admire your work so much.

Ajay Patil said...

lovely painting , those leading lines provided by street makes the painting

Janelle Goodwin said...

Seems whenever I view one of your paintings, I get the sensation of being there. I can also hear and feel the scene. Almost like an "experience".

Beautiful, engaging painting, Catherine!

David Walker said...

Hi Catherine

hanks for your comments on my blog. Love this street view, great atmosphere.

David

Montag said...

Blast! Had I known that you were going to be in the vicinity of the Zanzibar, I would have worked it into the picture of your flat tire!
And would have gotten the "Little House of Kebobs" in it to boot!

Mary Anne Cary said...

I could swear I commented on this, but I don't see it. So I probably am losing my mind. I'll just have to tell you again how I like your perspective and vanishing point in this painting!!

Edward Burton said...

Great painting, Catherine. I love the reflections and the atmosphere.

Gwen Bell said...

How did I miss this beauty?? What a gorgeous painting! The larger version really shows that fantastic brushwork. Great color and "wet" feel!

Celeste Bergin said...

as I scroll down your blog THIS is the stunner! All your work is great---but this one stopped me!