Thursday, April 25, 2013

Crossing the Bathurst Street Bridge

8x8 oil on canvas
Doing small studies is a big help in deciding what images will work out on a larger scale, but it is no guarantee. Sometimes the smaller images are more spontaneous and looser with more focus on the abstract qualities.Of course, as I always say, there is no way to find out how an image will look larger unless you paint it larger.
I really like the abstract quality of this image. It has  strong verticals and a nice balance of darks and lights. So, guess I'll get the large canvas ready.
Sometimes I want to stop learning and just start painting. Maybe that never happens.
This scene is from the Bathurst Bridge at Front Street.

1 comment:

Montag said...

It reminds me of a De Chirico "Melancholy Of A Street" in the wet Canadian spring.