Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Streetcar on Queen, Toronto

8x10 Oil on Canvas Board
I took a few days off to go to Toronto. I wanted to capture some of the wonderful October light in the "big city" as well as take in some great coffee bars and pubs. Toronto is amazing!
This is a value study of a streetcar going down Queen Street on a late Saturday afternoon. City scenes are all about shapes and values so I want to get the image right before I attempt the painting with more color.

6 comments:

myra plus paint plus degas said...

excellent!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

ooh i like as is--have always liked starting off points in process-whether drawing or with paint--as it is the essence of the idea and inspiration--love the beginning stages of laying in an building a composition--then the work begins--and continues, trying not to lose the initial vibe that inspired you in the first place--then sometimes it's lost, then it all comes together!(hopefully)

Marie Theron said...

An amazing study! Your paintings are solidly structured and well thought out, Catherine. That is why the end results are so excellent. AH and you are so loyal to Toronto!

LindaHunt said...

Interesting study...anxiously awaiting to see the color.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Beautiful tonal piece, Catherine!

Kathy Weber said...

Nice light on this one, great start for a painting.