Friday, February 19, 2010

After the Market

11x14 Oil on Canvas
Hamilton has a Farmer's market downtown that operates year round. This woman heads home in the late afternoon. The fresh snow has been cleared, leaving salty wet streets behind.

17 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

This is a really, really great painting!

magicmyst said...

Catherine, how do you have so much energy to churn out so many great art works. Do you sell many? I love this scene, you are very good at obtaining distance in your paintings. I am also in love with the sailing boat picture. I think you should enter in to the artist magazine. It caught my eye at once.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Another magical downtown scene, looks like spring coming with that warm yellow light.

Geert-Jan said...

I love this urban scene. Great colours, all the cars very accurate but loose .... mmmmmm

Susan Roux said...

I love the color palette. Its the kind of day I would dread, yet its so inviting here in your painting.

Rishi Kapil said...

You just transport us into your painting . I can feel I am on this side of the street.
Excellent paintings.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Catherine,

This is a magnificent painting in every way. Just astoundingly good.
I've given you the Sunshine Award for positive and creative blogging. Your work is an inspiration.

Take care,

Barbara

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Catherine, It has all been said before, but I must say you are a master of urban scenes. We have all been there and they instantly transport us to another time or place. And then there is the beautiful light that gives us hope for a better day ahead!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely yet again! The wetness has been portrayed beautifully!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Catherine you are one fast * and skilled!) painter. brilliant!
btw I know you were interested in the one of a kind show as well as the outdoor summer show in TO. There is an excellent show coming up first week of March 'the artist project' --very high calibre work that I think you would enjoy

Molly said...

Bravo! C'est Magnifique!
Vous etes un peintre fantastique et une femme bien plus fantastique!

(bad french but good intentions)

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Thanks all for your positive comments. I like the fact that you can see the hint of spring coming in the warmer light.
Kay, I haven't started selling larger pieces yet because I want to get 15 or 20 paintings that I am really happy with before I start submitting to galleries. I think my energy to produce comes from a desire to keep learning and growing. I think that if I stop painting, I will forget what I have learned.
Jan, I will check out that show.
Barbara, thank you for the award and and positive comments.

Marie Theron said...

Hi Catherine, I was away and may have forgotten to tell you to claim a Sunshine Award(oh sorry, what is sun?)from my site. Even if it is not something you commit to, you may want to read what I have written about your work! This painting is splendid and once again you have painted a very difficult subject with such assurance!

Violetta Smith said...

You made gray looking day, beautiful, very well done.

Tammy Hext said...

You have been on fire these last few weeks. One great painting after another!

Gwen Bell said...

Great job...as always! Really like the way you've balanced the figure with the sunny light on the building. Love that bright red peeking out everywhere.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful use of light!