Friday, December 3, 2010

Yonge Street Traffic

8x10 acrylic on panel
I painted in acrylics for years, mostly for realistic detailed work. I'm enjoying the oils and learning all about the process, but for some reason I felt like a change. Sometimes after doing a large painting, I want to try something a little different. So, I got out my acrylics and tried using them in a looser more spontaneous style. I used a brush to lay down most of the underpainting, and then used a palette knife to add thicker paint. I would have liked to have gone even thicker, but maybe next time. I did have some fun.
On another note, this past weekend I met Kim Rempel, a fellow member of Daily Painter Originals. It is so great to meet people in the real world! She was displaying her work at a show, and so I go to see her paintings. They are so vibrant and I have to say, Kim's personality is as vibrant as I assumed it would be! A real pleasure.
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6 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Even on a rainy day there is lots of energy in the city and you did a great job in capturing it! Love all the reflections and bright colors among the grays.

Kim said...

Great colours Catherine! And I know what you mean about needing to switch things up now and then. Thanks for the sweet words ; ) It was great to meet you too and I loved that you had your Timmy's in hand...lol We'll meet for a coffee (with Tammy!) in the new year.

Lee said...

Amazing reflections!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Beautiful motion and rhythm in this one Catherine! Interesting re lighter pallet-I always feel I am 'cheating' in a way when I use acrylic as I don't have to think re how application affects the underneath layer -unless glazing/scumbling--which can be fun when you can just keep working it!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

i agree with everyone and the yellow and red taxi really 'pops' - beautiful painting!

jyothisethu said...

wonderful colors, aptly selected to suit the theme...

congratulations...