Saturday, January 17, 2015

Urban Forest in Winter, Queen Street

24 x 30 oil on board
I love trees and I especially love urban trees and how they affect our surroundings. Trees are difficult subjects to paint when trying to portray the "big picture" as opposed to painting  a picture of a tree. Almost all of the detail is lost and blurred.
This was very difficult to paint, but I loved the small forest of trees at the corner of Queen and University where the beautiful wrought iron fence passes in front of the Law Society Building. It was pretty much a snowstorm when I took this reference photo which created a subtle light everywhere.
I never know when to stop, so decided to leave it alone for a bit.


Alan Shiner-Szajna My family name was changed. Sometimes I sign my paintings Szajna(pronounced SHY-nuh) and Sometimes just Shiner said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this. Wonderful work. I love that corner too. It is a beautiful spot.


J & B said...

I agree from the other Barbara, love these scenes
I don't visit Down Town often so this is an apportunity
to get the best and not travel in the cold!