Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter Light, King William Street, Hamilton


16x20 Oil on Canvas
It seems like forever since I was able to pick up a paintbrush, but I made up for it today. I was determined to get a painting done. I started this yesterday, and pretty much spent the day today without stopping. (Except to walk Bailey) This is King William Street in Hamilton, with snow piled up on the sides. Snow in the city isn't as idyllic as snow in the countryside. It gets filled with salt and dirt from the streets and isn't always a pretty sight.  The late afternoon sun  created a wonderful glow on the buildings, transforming an ordinary dismal winter street.
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16 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

magnificent painting! welcome back to 'paint world'! missed you - was drinking coffee and waiting by the blog! love this wintry yet cheerful scene!

splynch said...

Oh yes, this looks so familiar. You are right about city snow vs. country snow but you have captured the light here beautifully, the golden glow gives it an extra splendour. Well done!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Really great painting. Love the reflective streets - they look slick and cold!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You are one talented lady! Another stunning urban scene seemingly with little or do effort, just knock it out in a day.
You are my hero!

Alexandre Krestiachine said...

You have some great oil pieces here! I like the technique you use. Your paintings create an intense and calm atmosphere. It's rather unique :)

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Catherine,
I love the little bits of snow and slush that just sparkle in this piece. Another great one. Good for you getting ready for the outdoor show - let me know when so I go and support. I really want to see your work in person.
Tammy

Janelle Goodwin said...

Wonderful painting showing the warmth of the buildings against the cold. Again, I can actually hear what's going on in this scene. You know how to bring a painting to life!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Glad you are back Catherine, I missed you! This is a stunner, you didn't lose anything while away!!!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

The more I look at your paintings the more I keep coming back. Had a look at your website and wow what a strong body of work! The reflections and atmouspheric qualities and brushwork are all beautiful, but for me what does the trick is your passion--integrity--cheers glad i found you! Do you have any upcoming shows? would love to experience 'live'

magicmyst said...

This is a beautiful painting. The colors are rich and vibrant and the reflections gorgeous. Nice to view this snow piece while we are melting in the scorching sun. Happy New year. Kay

Molly said...

S,
I miss watching the creation of your paintings in real life and I miss YOU!
X.

Gwen Bell said...

Oh, so beautiful! I always open your work up to the larger view in order to see that gorgeous texture and this one is stunning! The light on the building has such a beautiful glow.

diddamsdigitalart said...

This looks like the January thaw...
Lovely.

Barbara M. said...

This is gorgeous Catherine. True about snow in the city. Today was warm, and the light is getting longer.
Happy New Year, and wonderful work.

Take care,

Barbara

Marie Theron said...

Hi Katherine, it also took me ages to get started this year! Now two month's worth of canvasses lie ready and those little brushes that always wear out are replaced!

You started off so well, this painting is just the BEST! The little poins of light that settles everywhere is magical!

Sadia Hussain said...

Lovely! beautiful play of lights!
Great painting!