Thursday, September 30, 2010

Toronto Streetcar #2

8x8 Oil on Canvas
Another Streetcar on Dundas Street near Bay Street on a rainy day in Toronto.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hunter Street at the TH&B, Hamilton

8x10 Oil on Board
I almost always do a thumbnail sketch in pencil to make sure my composition and values are interesting enough to do a painting. I also find that  value studies in oil give me a lot of information which I can apply to a larger version of the same subject. I am still reading Richard Schmid's book "Alla Prima". He discusses the monochrome block in, and in some cases carried it a few steps further to a finished painting.
This scene is from Hunter Street in Hamilton, looking toward the TH&B Railway Station in the background.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crossing John at King, Hamilton

8x8 Oil on Canvas paper
I find that when I start to focus on details, I need to do a few value studies to help me pay attention to what is happening in a painting. In this study, I used a limited palette of black, titanium white, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, cadmium red. This is a study for a larger painting.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

John Street at the TH&B, Hamilton Ontario

8x8 oil on canvas
Traffic heads down John Street, under the TH&B railway bridge in Hamilton Ontario.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

T.H.&B Railway Bridge, Walnut Street Hamilton

8x10 Oil on Canvas
The Toronto Hamilton Buffalo Railway Bridge crosses over Walnut Street in Hamilton Ontario.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chevys at Timmys

6x6 oil on board
I have been away from the studio for I thought I would get back into it by doing a small painting of our local Tim Hortons, one of my many favorite subjects. We have had cool air, some great rain showers, and the feeling of fall is in the air. A wonderful time of year.
Thanks everyone for your comments on my previous posts. I will be making the blog rounds again soon to see what everyone has been up to.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Morning Light

11x14 oil on canvas
Morning light creates soft shadows on these sailboats moored at Macassa Bay in Hamilton Ontario.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blustery Day on the Bay

5x7 oil on canvas board
A sailboat sails past U.S. Steel (Formerly Stelco Steel) on this blustery day in Hamilton Harbour. Large piles of coal dominate the foreground.
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