Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crossing the Bathurst Street Bridge

24 x 24 oil on canvas
I'm finding working out color temperature in  night scenes is quite difficult. In a sunny scene, one can default to warm light and cool shadow and have the picture work. Even if the photo reference tells me an object is warm, I need to work with the picture and use my own judgment. I had to use the black and white photo reference most of the time after I had of my color mixes. I decided to get out the knife to add interest.
 It was a much more difficult picture to do than I originally thought.
Thanks to Ben Roffelsen for the photo reference.


mary maxam said...

This has to be a favorite for it's clear blues,light and atmosphere,love it!

Barbara Muir said...

This is perfect and the palette knife adds to it. Gorgeous!

XO Barbara

Karen Bruson said...

Well, it doesn't show any sign of struggle. It came out great.