Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crossing John at King, Hamilton

8x8 Oil on Canvas paper
I find that when I start to focus on details, I need to do a few value studies to help me pay attention to what is happening in a painting. In this study, I used a limited palette of black, titanium white, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, cadmium red. This is a study for a larger painting.

9 comments:

blogfourfiveone said...

I love this, actually. The dark contrasted with the red/orange reflections are really working for me.

Do you have your art on display/for sale anywhere locally in Dundas or Hamilton?

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I will have some pieces at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Fall Sale, Nov 4 to 7.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely! Good contrast of light and darks! Do you always make a sketch for all your paintings?

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, CJ. The limited color highlights the values, making a stunning composition from an every day scene.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Ramesh
I almost always do a thumbnail sketch in pencil to check the composition and values and see if the picture will work. When doing a larger painting, I will often do an oil or acrylic sketch, but not always.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful mood! Love the shiny street and the long reflections.

JeMA said...

The reflections are so beautiful. I too, love the reds in the painting.

Stephen Parker said...

This is perfect, Catherine. Not too fussy, but full of information. In a few strokes, you made the car leaving the left edge look like one I'd like to own.

Janelle Goodwin said...

My eye is immediately drawn to the long-stride walker. This painting is wonderful in its simplicity. Just perfectly beautiful, Catherine!