Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gooderham Building, Toronto

24 x 30 oil on board
The Gooderham building in Toronto (also referred to as the Flat Iron Building) is very difficult to portray. It is a beautiful elegant building, but it is tall and narrow. Even in good photos, the building always looks like it is falling over. I tried to maintain the strength of the flare at the bottom of the building, so that it is anchored to the ground, but I know I may have to work on the top and maybe accentuate the bottome more. Atmosphere was just as important for me as was the portrayal of the building. Capturing it on a hazy rainy day helped a lot. And of course, I love the rain.


Barbara Muir said...

Wonderful painting. Great light. You do love Toronto in rain. You make me see rain in a totally positive light. I love rain too.

XO Barbara

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Catherine,
I remember seeing this building in photographs and you have portrayed it very beautifully! Looks complete to me!