Saturday, September 12, 2015

Streetcars

Toronto Streetcar 1, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
Toronto Streetcar 2, watercolor 40 x 30 cm
Toronto Streetcar 3, watercolor 30 x 40 cm
Despite having turned into a typical north american metropolis, with a dense downtown packed with high-raises, there are still some things that give Toronto character. One of these things are the red streetcars. They make a good painting subject, both with their color and the classic look. Have to paint them now, before the city decides to replace them with modern aerodynamic vehicles.

These three paintings are survivors. They were each in a different state of completion when the basement, where my studio is, flooded. For a while water was spraying all over them. Surprisingly, watercolors proved quite resilient, and after carefully drying them I managed to save them and complete them all.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Amazing how they survived the water, they look great. What a great subject for a painting, you captured them so well!

Jane said...

Your paintings are perfect , and like Judy said, it's amazing how they survived the flooding. I think that city scapes are where your strength lies, they are all gorgeous !

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga, thank you for sharing the pain and the interesting story. The work is lovely. Anything can happen on us. Recently, I've got an insurance in order to cover exhibitions and a studio, as you know from my blog post. This year, the preparation of my solo exhibitions are teaching me lot. Best wishes, Sadami

Rita Vaselli said...

Maybe wayercolor are less impermanent than other painting medium...
I love your cityscapes!
Toronto nere seems a serene beautiful city.
Have nice week,hugs,Rita.

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Muy preciosos todos tus trabajos, en donde se destaca el buen gusto, la prolijidad y el suave colorido. Siento mucho lo ocurrido en el sótano, menos mal que has rescatado estas bellas obras. Saludos!!!!

José Antonio Sánchez said...

Very good jobs Blaga, good drawing and colorful, well-deserved tribute to those trams that are part of the city.
Congratulations.
Best regards.