Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Red Mustang, Yonge and Queen Street, Toronto

18x18 Oil on Stretched Canvas
I couldn't decide whether to call this painting "Strongbow"or "Red Mustang". Often there is something about a scene that really grabs me and in this picture it was the "Strongbow" beer sign. I  have a tendency to want to paint these things with more detail, so I gave in and painted the sign a little tighter than the rest of the painting. Still deciding if I like the contrast.
I also received notice that I have been accepted into Toronto's major Outdoor Art Show this summer at Nathan Phillips Square. I am very excited about this!
I have been "down" with the flu, so I hope to make the rounds soon and see what everyone has been up to!


13 comments:

Lori Bonanni said...

Catherine, Great rainy day piece with nice atmospheric effects!

Kim said...

Another beauty Catherine. Congrats on the T.O. show! Maybe I can get up to see it this year and we will actually meet : )
Sorry to hear you're down with the flu. Wishes for a speedy recovery.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Catherine. Congratulations on being accepted into the show! Sorry to hear that you are under the weather - hope you feel better soon.

Tammy Hext said...

Hope you are feeling better soon and congrats on the show. I love this one. Your eye dances between the sign and the car - very neat. I also love all the warm oranges, against the blues.
(as an aside, my son is learning to read and he just came up to the screen and read 'Catherine Jeffrey', so we are high fiving to your name)

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations on the show. Love this painting.

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Hi Catherine. I hope you are feeling better today--the news of your acceptance into the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition is a sure-fire cure I think! That is a very difficult show to get into, so this only reinforces the high caliber re your new body of work.

Marie Theron said...

This scene is once again such a surprise! You have used more colors too, Catherine! Congratulations on your inclusion, I am sure it must have been expected. You are such an ambassador for the city!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Congratulations you will do well, you have some great paintings! hope you feel better, love this new one, buildings are great, better and better!

Peter Hobden said...

Keep them coming! Particularly partial to the rainy streets ;)

Gwen Bell said...

Congrats on your acceptance to the show! Hate to hear you're under the weather. Hope it passes soon!

I really like the dynamic feel of this one. Love the way the geometric elements of the buildings and street sign frame the sign. I also like the way the left side recedes into the fog. Great atmosphere!

magicmyst said...

Hi Catherine and congratulations on beinb accepted to the out door exhibtion. I would say justly so. Love this piece and the redI am wondering if the sign does stand out a little too much. Could be wrong though. Kay

magicmyst said...

On second thoughts Catherine, I think you need to decide which is the focal point of the painting the sign or the car. Otherwise absolutely love it. Kay

Ray said...

I came upon this posting somewhat belatedly. Love it. Strongbow, not beer: really good British Cider. Darn near a health food drink. Anyway, love the piece.