Friday, April 13, 2012

College and Spadina

24x24 oil on canvas
I was tempted to call this painting "Yellow Slicker". I liked the bright yellow of this cyclists rain gear and how it accented the painting so nicely.This is a very busy corner where College Street meets Spadina in Toronto. Lots of streetcars, tracks, traffic and people. I went for a more traditional scene in this painting and liked the dark reflections created by the trees.
I kept to a limited palette of ivory black, viridian green, yellow ochre, cadmium red and titanium with the smallest touch of dioxinine purple to add some blue to the distant buildings.


Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely work as usual! Its so hot here right now that I find this scene so soothing! :)

Barbara Muir said...

No one does heavy rain as well as you. This is great. A day to be inside that cab with a really good umbrella and rain boots.

Karen Werner said...

What a great feeling this piece has! Love the high contrast, the sky, the wires, the notes of color.