Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Disappearing Sun, James Street, Hamilton

8x10 Oil on Canvas
I love this row of Victorian homes along James Street. This is still a wonderful neighbourhood, full of great old homes and some spectacular architecture. These homes are overshadowed by the large apartment building in the background. Hamilton is surrounded by the Niagara Escarpment, which we call "the mountain". These cars are headed up the mountain after work on a cold but sunny late afternoon.
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6 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Wonderful Catherine. I love the way you handled the row of brake lights. As a driver, it makes me shutter!

Tammy Hext said...

Your paintings are always such challenging compositions, but to look at them - they look effortless. Like they just flowed from the brush. My favorite part is the car that's backend is jutted out and not in line with the rest of the cars. I also love how you handled all the reflections on the cars themselves. Another awesome painting!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

I agree with Tammy. You make me enjoy walking through the neighborhood! The best way for me to enjoy snow and beautiful winter days is through your art!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

This is a beautiful painting! I agree with the comments above about the brake lights and the reflections on the cars!Good composition!

Marie Theron said...

I love the rhythm of the houses and the cars. I think I am in love with your vehicles, you make them seem to have emotions of their own. Thank you for visiting my blog, so what do you say: next spring in Aurora on an artists outing?

Mary Anne Cary said...

You are so good at cars, they really scare me. I tried them once and it was a disaster. You are a natural!
Nice composition!