Saturday, February 25, 2012

Toronto's Chinatown, Dundas and Huron

24x24 oil on canvas
 The variety of colors and strong reflections are what drew me to this scene. It was these components that made it very difficult. To try to achieve some harmony, I decided to try the limited palette on a larger scale. I used viridian, cad red, yellow ochre, ivory black, titanium white. I cheated a little at the end and added a couple of touches of phthalocyanine green, perfect for street lights and a couple dabs on the brightly lit sign in the background. The whole scene came out quite cool in color, but it does reflect the feel of the day.
This scene is in Toronto's Chinatown on Dundas Street approaching Huron.


Pam Holnback said...

A very limited palette, but this is beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Nice depth and mysterious mood.

XO Barbara