It's a snowy January night. Nothing quite so dark. In the distance on Bloor Street, a little bundle of intense light around the traffic. This is one of the few paintings that I have liked throughout its whole development process and which I have hesitated to touch in fear of overworking. It is painted on a paper over a canvas. The paper is like a sheer curtain and you can see all the swirls in it, which I tried to incorporate into the image. Size: 12 X 14 inches.
This is my comedy painting, I laugh every time I look at it. Another snowy Saturday night, this time in February. Light traffic, all moving slowly. The question put to us in class was - what do you want to put into your paint/painting? I chose glitter. So off to the store and party glitter now catches your eye in the intense lighted places of this painting. I feel that overall, the painting does give a sensation of snow falling I'm usually serious when I paint, but who can be serious when you put glitter in your paint??? Size: 12 X 12 inches.
Early Morning Traffic
6:30 a.m. in February, it's snowing so I charge outside and in a corner of one of my shots I see the lights in the distance without any reference to the objects they come from. This is painted on a wood panel and I have intentionally tried to leave some of the wood grain showing. All the paint is thinned - except the lights spots which use about every available product to make them thicker. This one consists of lots of layers and wood definitely has a different feel from canvas so it was quite the experience. Size: 18 X 18 inches.