Painted from a photo taken on a winter walk at Morton Arboretum. Nothing like the crunch of snow under your boots and the inside of your nose freezing up! (Currently thoroughly enjoying the 2nd week of 80+ temps here in May, though!!)
These tracks cross West Washington Street in West Chicago. Anyone who has driven this route – even one time! – has likely sat and waited for a freight train (or two!) to pass. This intersection of road and rail is not far from where the coach yards used to stand and
I have a house full of sick people here. As they lay low and recover, I’ve set my easel up nearby and worked up a few mini paintings from some photo sources I’ve been hanging on to. It felt good to paint!
Two of West Chicago’s oldest buildings are included in this painting. On the right with the green doors stands the former Turner Town Hall, now home to West Chicago City Museum. Built in 1884, this building once housed the police
The historic section of Main Street in downtown West Chicago spans several blocks and is tragically easy to miss. Daily activities by residents can be carried out without ever setting foot or wheel on this stretch of road, and visitors often express delighted surprise when
This painting needed just a little bit more attention – I painted it about two years ago, but it didn’t seem quite “done” to me. Last week, I worked on it more, creating a stronger focal point. This week is forecast to be very spring-like in Chicago – it is such a good feeling!
Archival-quality giclée prints of this painting are available for purchase at West Chicago City Museum or by contacting me. Pricing is $22 for an unmatted 8×10 print / $25 for 8×10 print with white acid-free mat. A portion of all sales made at City Musuem benefit Friends of West Chicago City Museum. One of the iconic…
This is one of two paintings I did of the interior of BuckleDown Breweing in Lyons, IL. What a great experience! I will admit to having the jitters