|"Riding Past Royalty"|
24 X 18
Sunday, April 29, 2018
A tribute to Toronto heritage......
This painting is from a photo I have taken repeatedly when I visit the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) in Toronto. I love the long line of beautiful old homes across from the gallery. I did another painting a few years ago of the house with the purple trim. But I wanted to show it with its neighbours this time, and with a modern biker as a contrast. It would be easy to ride past these regal homes with a familiarity that could make us blind to their history. Many of them have been turned into retail buildings, including a couple of art galleries and restaurants. I love painting buildings, with all the angles and posts and shapes. It's a challenge! I changed the perspective a bit to make the homes look like they are very tall and we are looking way up at them. The biker really was there too, but further along the road. I moved him/her where I wanted!