Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Morning Light in Liberty Village

16x20 oil on board
Early morning light illuminates a Toronto Streetcar on King Street West in Liberty Village. The light in this image was very subtle, with no strong colour contrasts. The colour of the light effects all objects in an image and for this reason, I find that a limited palette works best to try to keep the harmony in the painting.  For this picture, I used primarliy Ultramarine blue, terra rosa, transparent oxide red, cadmium red, cad yellow, yellow ochre, titanium white.
Thanks to Ben Roffelsen for the photo reference.



Barbara Muir said...

I love the painting, and the discussion of light.

XO Barbara

Montag said...

Iconic trolley car...
in the area of muted colours it alone maintains its deep red.

Montag said...

July 9 2013

We want some paintings of the flood in Toronto !

Marie Theron said...

Just amazing! Hope you are you doing very well with sales, Catherine. "If ever" I can afford it, I would love to own a painting. You must be the most accomplished painter of light and atmosphere I know!