Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Europe Bound, Front Street, Toronto

8x10 oil on canvas
This block of buildings on Front Street on the way to the St. Lawrence Market is stunning. I hope Hamilton has the sense to restore several similar blocks of buildings on James, John, and King. This is a perfect example of how a street scape such as this is pedestrian friendly and adds atmosphere and charm.
The lamp post and flowers in front of the store called "Europe Bound"  are highlighted in the late afternoon sun on Front Street in Toronto.


8 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

I love the gold lettering on the building and the luscious red on the car and how the sun looks like its shining on the hanging plant! Wonderful!

Edward Burton said...

The light in this is fantastic, Catherine.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the composition and the suggestion of what's around the bike.

Marie Theron said...

A lovely old-fashioned street. Does Hamilton show a lot of British influence.....the names are so English sounding? Once again the cars is so convincingly painted!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love this with the lampost, makes me want to be there and explore the area. It sounds like such a cool area! Maybe someday...........

diddamsdigitalart said...

A lovely subject, and well done with subtlety and grace, just like it deserves. Yes, more pedestrian spaces! We've been slaves to our cars too long.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great composition. I really like the way the gray values work with the red car and reds in the planter.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stunning, Catherine. You have managed the light in this perfectly. The scene is charming and you made the most of it.