August 31st, 2009

ART OF THE DAY



AUTUMN IN TORONTO
24 x 24 Acrylic on canvas  2009

I've always love Toronto in the late fall, after the couloured leaves have gone and before snowfall. There are so many browns and it's like the city is going to sleep for the winter.  I did CHURCH & WELLESLEY because it's the gay village in Toronto. For those that know the area, on can see MAPLE LEAF GARDENS at the bottom in the middle. 

I'll be making prints of this which will be the first print run I've done. This will be included in the solo exhibit that opens on Thursday in Toronto. Should be a fun night.

Enjoy.



Next up: BARCELONA.  (in orange)


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More ART OF THE DAY



MEAN REDS
24 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas 2009

It was very difficult to photograph this paintin. It is very glossy and the digital camera did not like the reds and kept bleeding the edges of the shapes making the image look murky. 

The title is a reference to a scene from BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S where HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (Hepburn) talks about the 'mean reds' being like the blues except it's when you're affraid and you don't know why or what you're affraid of.   This is an imagined landscape --an interior world or emotional plain. I'll spare you the rest of the art speak.

Enjoy.