Friday, April 13, 2012

College and Spadina

24x24 oil on canvas
I was tempted to call this painting "Yellow Slicker". I liked the bright yellow of this cyclists rain gear and how it accented the painting so nicely.This is a very busy corner where College Street meets Spadina in Toronto. Lots of streetcars, tracks, traffic and people. I went for a more traditional scene in this painting and liked the dark reflections created by the trees.
I kept to a limited palette of ivory black, viridian green, yellow ochre, cadmium red and titanium with the smallest touch of dioxinine purple to add some blue to the distant buildings.

3 comments:

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely work as usual! Its so hot here right now that I find this scene so soothing! :)

Barbara M. said...

No one does heavy rain as well as you. This is great. A day to be inside that cab with a really good umbrella and rain boots.

Karen Werner said...

What a great feeling this piece has! Love the high contrast, the sky, the wires, the notes of color.