Monday, February 7, 2011

February Sun, James Street Hamilton

16x20 Oil on Stretched Canvas
I knew what I liked about this piece when I started it, but as I worked on it, I realized how complicated it was. Most of the painting was about problem solving. Keeping the temperature of the shadows consistent was a challenge. And keeping detail at a minimum was important. This is one that will have to sit in the studio for a bit while I decide if it needs much tweaking. For now, I need a break from it.

9 comments:

Geert-Jan said...

it's perfect, don't overwork it

Marian Fortunati said...

Sometimes when you put them away for a while, they MATURE, somehow... I think it's lovely.

Shelby Dillon said...

I really have loved your daily paintings, especially the cityscapes!

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful color usage. I love your street scenes.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely combination of warm and cool colors! I'll call this done :)

claire christinel said...

Beautiful and dynamic! The lighting is fantastic and I love the colour combo.

Mary Anne Cary said...

I think it works, Catherine. Definitely looks like that dusk time, the light is glowing!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Stunning light in this, Catherine. I went on DPO and yours just jumped off the page!

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

i think you did a wonderful job!!