Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow on Queen, Toronto

8x10 oil on canvas
We recently had the biggest snow storm of the year ( so far). As far as severe storms go, it was fairly tame. We had white outs, and school closures, but didn't get what was forcasted. It still created a lot of great snowy scenes. In this painting, young woman waits to get on a streetcar on Queen Street in Toronto.
A fellow blogger asked me what my palette is for my rainy and snowy scenes. Lately I have been using Diox purple, Transparent red iron oxide, cadmium red, cadmium yellow dark, yellow ochre, Ultramarine blue, and sometimes a little ivory black.

10 comments:

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Excellent painting! Your colour use precisely fits the feeling of cold, windy, miserable city winters but the strokes are so beautiful that the painting is also beautiful. Well done!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Another winner, Catherine! It makes me want to dress a little warmer! It really captures the sense of a cold day.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I really get a chill from this. Great atmosphere and detail.

Kim said...

Catherine, this one is a beauty : ) I love all the rectangular bits of colour on the left, echoed by the street lights on the right. The woman waiting, with her bag like that just completes it. Beautiful : ))

Marie Theron said...

Your snow picture is absolutely magical, Catherine! What the red color achieves in the composition, is a special glow and atmosphere!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Excellent painting, Catherine! The red streetcar is the highlight of this composition. It is difficult to imagine how you people endure such cold weather!

Kerri Settle said...

Thanks for sharing your palette. Whatever you use, it captures the atmosphere of those overcast snowy days so well.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Transposed to the cold - so well done Catherine!
Now I remember why I left Ohio.

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

beautiful painting! you make me want to paint transportation!!

Stephen Parker said...

Wonderful job conveying the foggy- snowy atmosphere. Beautiful.