Friday, June 15, 2012

The El Mocambo, Toronto

16x16 oil on board
This is one of Toronto's oldest music venues, first opening in the 1800's. Probably one of the most well known venues as well.
I'm still experimenting with a limited palette to create harmony and atmosphere, using Ivory black, viridian, cadmium red, yellow ochre, and ultramarine blue.
The El Mocambo is on Spadina near College.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Catherine,

Great painting. I've listened to some super bands here.

XO Barbara

Sarah said...

I have some great memories of the "Elmo". I love the limited palette, it really is amazing what can be done with half a dozen pigments or less.

Karen Bruson said...

Wonderful mood you've created.

Mary Anne Cary said...

I have changed to a limited palette after my plein air workshop, it really makes sense to me now that I have been trying it. I won't always be so strict about it, seeing it is nice to experiment a little. But I think it keeps me in line more, a little more true to what I am seeing. It is amazing all the color you can make with just a few colors.... Nice piece, love the building!