Tin and brickPosted: October 23, 2016
The view from the west side of La Grande Bibliothèque faces the backs of the buildings on rue St. Denis. I love to paint that checkerboard of chimneys and back doors that faces out onto the alley by using a complementary colour scheme of oranges and blues. Painting brick can become very monotonous, but I made an effort to get a slight colour shift as I moved across the page. A little more Burnt Sienna on the left, a bit of Alizarin Crimson on the right, and in the middle, some Ultramarine Blue added to the Burnt Sienna to neutralize the reds and oranges.