11 February 2010

Streetcar 14

17" x 14", ink and wash on bristol board, 2006, private collection

I feel strongly that these older, "streamlined" designs of Toronto's streetcars are much more appealing than the current, boring and boxy ones. Also, though not shown here of course, are the equally more appraling red and yellow colours of the older models (compared to the red, black, and white of today). I plan to eventually paint some full colour pictures featuring these same streetcars but wanted first to get the hang of all the wonderful and complex details in simple black and white.

I prefer to work from my own photographs, but, not being able to find these old streetcars anymore, I resorted to using the Internet, so step forward and claim your  image, photographers.


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