12x12 oil on canvas
I learned a very important lesson here. ALWAYS PUT EXTRA PRIMER ON A PURCHASED CANVAS. I normally prime and texture my purchased canvas, but being unprepared and in a hurry, decided to go ahead and paint anyway. Paint sinks in a lot, and colors fade and get muddy (much faster). I continued on, learning my lesson every step of the way, and used a knife to get some pure color. Still a little flat and muddy, but not too bad I guess.
This is Spadina on a rainy day in Chinatown. It is a study for a larger canvas (which I will coat and prime with gesso.)