Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Moses Znaimer Way, Toronto

8x10 oil on canvas panel
Moses Znaimer is the creator behind CityTV and Much Music to name a few. This section of Queen Street is named after him. The CN Tower is in the background.
I'm still working on adding some color to a value study, trying to maintain drama and the sense of the scene. I sure wish I had paid attention in school! I began this scene with a value study in yellow ocher, black, and white.

7 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Nice work!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Hey Catherine, haven't checked in for awhile-I really like this painting 'as is'--the CN tower is handled just right--such an interesting shape that takes you in--and the light and shadow with the buildings and figures, as always, are handled beautifully--you always seem to know just where to 'throw' those lights without looking tight or contrived!
there is a starkness to this Toronto street mood that works--am also taken with your previous rendition of Molly and the placement in the composition--i can only imagine how challenging it must be to paint 1 figure small scale--you've pulled it off-and nailed the gesture -also like the hint of graffiti on the wall.

Tammy Hext said...

I love the mood in this one Catherine. Well done.
Tam

myra plus paint plus degas said...

I love the mood too and the drama you have created by the figures in the foreground.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Brilliant light and shadows! Well done :)

Marie Theron said...

While we are searching for pretty and nostalgic themes, you give an accurate account in paint of your city's daily life. Should all artists not reflect the times that they live in, the way you do? And how well you do it with complete understanding of the play of light and dark between high rise buildings!

claire christinel said...

Hi Cathrine, Love your cityscapes. They're so full of the buzz of the city. Great CN Tower in the background. Your paintings always have wonderful light play, even when it's raining. I'm west in Victoria, and enjoy seeing other Canadians online. Cheers! Claire