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Monday, 24 May 2010

The Streetcar - My Painting Study

I wish my Canadian friends and readers a safe and happy Victoria Day.

This is my painting study of the streetcar. In Photoshop I reduced the yellow colour. The computer scan had a strong yellow foreground that is not in the actual painting. I will apply a matte medium to reduce this gloss medium effect. I am pleased with the compositional structure. This is my third study of the streetcar. I like the square format and the large size of the streetcar on the picture plane. In Toronto, Canada, these streetcars are called the Red Rocket. I did not include the lines of black and white on the top of the streetcar and below its windows. I wanted to maintain unity. The bright sunlight on the front window eliminated my view of the driver. I look forward to reading your comments about my study.

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