Thursday, October 21, 2010

Streetcar on Queen, October light

8x10 oil on board
It is challenging to take the looseness, spontaneity, and values from a monochrome study and apply it to a finished piece. I tightened up a little more than I wanted to on this painting, but I think I was able to maintain the proper values.

9 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It is stunning, that red really pops! Of course, I liked the value study too.

Jan Yates, SCA said...

You've certainly captured this time of year!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

wonderful! i love how the red pops out as well!

Marie Theron said...

Streetcars? Now I really love your city, Catherine! I wish I could see Toronto. Amazing in this painting the impact made by that ribbon of red on the front of the vehicle. It picks out the focal point well and true!I have done 8 small works, then 10 again! 8x8 is all the rage here too

diddamsdigitalart said...

This really worked out well, Catherine. I love the dark shadows and mysterious car shapes along the side of the road. Ahhh, October in the north!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Very nice!! The bright streetcar really pops! Great job.

Kelley Sanford said...

Wonderful sunlight in this piece but my favorite part is the tiny pieces of light bouncing off the cars. Wonderful painting, Catherine.

Gwen Bell said...

Great light (as always)! Love that bright red street car and the way it stands out so clearly next to the shadow of the buildings. That little corner of gold is such a great touch!

magicmyst said...

I am so sorry I don't get here much. I have a paper for university 4300 words due in next week which I have just about finished. What with work and that.... I love the red tram and the other colors in the painting are brilliant.