Saturday, February 7, 2015

Gates at Osgood Hall, Queen Street

12 x 12 oil on panel
When I like an image, I want to jump in and paint it on a large canvas right away. I'm glad I did the smaller version first. Painting the intricacies of the gates and fence proved to be very difficult. I try to do a painting from start to finish while the paint is wet, and work wet into wet rather than letting it dry in between. This allows for lots of blending, but makes it difficult to add any fine details.Here, I mostly suggested the detail with a more impressionist style.
These wonderful gates and fence have been in front of Osgood Hall since 1868. Osgood Hall is home to the Law Society of Upper Canada.


Barbara Muir said...
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Barbara Muir said...

Hi Catherine,

Sorry I made a mistake in my comment. I love this scene you've painted in front of Osgoode Hall so much. Beautiful. (I took off my other comment because of a typo.)