Friday, May 18, 2012

Lucky Moose Food Mart, Dundas Street Toronto

24x24 oil on canvas
There were so many exciting things in this image: umbrellas, great reflections, and the lone figure walking down the street. I decided to switch to a more traditional palette and didn't use any black (which I often include). I used ultramarine blue, permanent alizarin, transparent red iron oxide, viridian, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow medium, titanium white.

6 comments:

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Catherine...This is a wonderful piece of work! I just love your usage of vibrant hues along with neutral greys! Gives a wonderful effect!

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

This is such a dymamic painting-the vertical divisions ie poles really add to the dimension and frame up the right hand side -great composition-beautiful rhythm and push-pull-but what i like best is the energy moving throughout the work

Sarah Lynch said...

You are always an inspiration to me Catherine. Another wonderful atmospheric painting.

Barbara Muir said...

Super painting, great reflection. I love it when you say which colours you've used.

So good.

XO Barbara

Eden Compton Pastels and Oils said...

Just found your blog - I love your work! You capture the rich colors of a rainy day beautifully! Look forward to seeing more.

Montag said...

This is very different.
Comparing it to "Rainy Day in Chinatown", this is so different I can't really say what it is that impresses me.

Perhaps the lack of black renders it less stark...

Sometime re-do "College and Spadina" and leave the black at home and see what happens.