Oil on Canvas
This building is Toronto's "Flatiron Building", similar to the examples of this style in New York and Atlanta. It forms a wedge shape at the corner of Wellington and Front Streets. Its color stands out in an area of light high rises. It was a challenge to make it fit in. I actually waited for the turquoise taxi (a common sight in Toronto) to show up and snapped a few photos. I thought it would balance nicely with the turret color.
I have been having a look at Richard Schmid's book and decided to try two colors he uses. Viridian and Terra Rosa. Mixed with other colors, one can make some amazing grays. For the background buildings, I used Terra Rosa with cobalt blue and white. Also, viridian and alizarin crimson makes a nice dark green. Having his color charts in the book really helps :)
(Sorry for the photo glare...will get a better pic later.