Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer in the City, Queen Street, Toronto

20x20 Oil on Board
I have had limited time in the studio lately due to visiting family etc. and yesterday with the whole day to myself I was determined to get at it early and paint all day. My studio is extremely unorganized and I realized I had no primed surfaces to work on. So frustrating! I searched through my stacks of experimental or discarded pieces and found a momochrome value study. This study was a perfect start for a painting to depict the mood of the day and the heat wave we are having in southerin ontario.
This scene is on Queen Street next to the wonderful iron fence near the Law Society.
I was wondering what everyone does with their discards and experimental pieces and the stacks of paintings we accumulate in our studios. If you have any insights or thoughts I would appreciate hearing them. Thanks!


Janelle Goodwin said...

What a lovely painting with the halos of backlight around your figures! I've never quite known what to do with my discards. Most of them go straight into the trash. Thankfully, there are fewer of those these days!

Karen Bruson said...

I move my unfinished paintings from one side of my studio to the other and then back again.
Nice job going back into this one.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Wow Catherine! This painting is sure eye-catching! Love the warm light and the rich dark shadows :)