Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloor Street Market, Toronto

8x10 oil on canvas
I needed a break from large, rainy, and complicated and this proved to be just what I needed. I took this photo the other day in Toronto. Its still a little early for planting, but a few markets had pansies and a few other items for sale. Early afternoon isn't the best time for photos, but there was a slight overcast haze that helped the atmosphere.
This is Bloor Street West in Toronto.

10 comments:

Mary Anne Cary said...

Nice one Catherine. Great comp and I like how you handled the background people!

Diana Marshall said...

So it doesn't always rain in Toronto ;) Like this painting a lot, it's nice to take a break sometimes and change direction for a while.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

It's beautiful, charming, wonderful composition, great light.....I also love the abstract look to the background.

mary maxam said...

yup, as always, a wonderful atmosphere. the haze makes it look like early morning to me.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice job!

suzannepaints said...

Love yor cityscapes! Just beautiful handling of subject and paint.

Edward Burton said...

I love this piece, Catherine. Great composition.

Donald Diddams said...

I like this, the highlights on the market and those desaturated figures and trees in the background. My eyes seem to cover every square inch. It looks like spring, too.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Very nice! A welcome change from your usual theme! Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Montag said...

Lovely. It made me realize what beauty there is in all those fruit markets.