Saturday, January 29, 2011

Messy Commute, Dundas On

8x10 Oil on canvas
Snow in southern ontario cities is "idyllic" for about one day. After the cars, plows, and salters are done with it, it is a messy dirty soupy mixture.  I like "monotone" scenes, but I knew this one would be difficult. As I painted, I realized that this misty snowy day was loaded with subtle color. The challenge was to maintain the misty feel, while adding just the right amount of color. A challenge I need to work on.
These cars are heading west on King Street in Dunda Ontario, stopped at the lights on Cross Street.
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6 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Wonderful color and atmosphere, Catherine. I think you've captured the mood of the day perfectly.

Carol Horzempa said...

I see scenes like this all winter long. You brought out the subtle beauty and misty atmosphere in this one perfectly.

Kim said...

Yes, we see roads like that for months don't we?! You've made it actually inviting : )

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You have captured the feel of a cold snowy day perfectly. I so remember the feel of walking across that slushy mess of snow in the roads. This is why I live in Florida.

julie davis said...

After looking through your latest posts, Catherine, I'm feeling very content to be in 74 degree weather here in Austin, even if it's unseasonably and frustratingly warm for January! You do such a nice job on these urban snow scenes--all very captivating!

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

glad you got my email. i LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the painting! it's right beside me at my work station. i have video plans - if you know what i mean! you do amazing work! Thank you again!