Sunday, April 14, 2013

City Lights, Yonge Street, Toronto

8 x 10 oil on board
Doing small paintings or studies is an important way to keep work fresh and more spontaneous and is also a great way to examine an image for compostion or colour schemes for larger paintings. I have gotten away from doing them, and I think it shows in my work. And more importantly, they are a lot more fun to do.
With this scene, I was interested in the abstract quality of the shapes and lights rather than a detailed representation. I used the Zorn Palette (black, red, yellow ochre, white but then went in and added the green lights.)
This scene is Yonge Street looking toward Dundas Square on a rainy evening. 


Mary Anne Cary said...

Love this, loose and spontaneous!!

Barbara Muir said...

Love this Catherine. It looks like you had a super time painting it.
Going big is fun too, and you are hard on yourself, because your big one is beyond gorgeous too. Superb.
You can really paint. Love this so much.

XO Barbara