Thursday, April 13, 2017

Saturday Shoppers, Dundas Ontario

8x10 oil on canvas
I don't often paint sunny days, normally preferring the moody atmosphere of rain or snow. In this scene I liked the backlit figures with their colourful clothing in contrast to the figures in the shadow under the store awning.
. This scene features shoppers walking past Picones in Dundas. Picones is a wonderful store that has been in Dundas over 100 years. It features the best of everything from produce to baked goods and irresistible prepared foods.Dundas is also where I have my studio.
Summer isn't here yet, but it won't be long!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bay Street Blues

12 x 12 oil on Canvas
Last Thursday. during the downpour (with lots of wind and squalls thrown in) I was able to get some great reference photos. It was not easy, trying to stay somewhat dry and protecting my camara from water damage.. A couple of times I was splashed from head to toe by passing vehicles, but I guess its all in a days work!. Luckily I had purchased a four dollar plastic cape which worked quite well.
In this scene, a "suit" walks south on Bay Street towards the Go Station. On the right the pillars and blue signage of the BMO building are visible.