In this painting, I tried something new. My clean-edged painting seemed to crisp to represent the rainy day on which I took this photograph. I pushed and pulled the paint vertically to try to soften the edges and give the feeling of the damp and drippiness of a rainy spring day.
This train station was built in 1912 for the Chicago & North Western Railway as a passenger station. The building became the Wayne and Helen Fox Community Center in 1983 and is used as a meeting place for many civic organizations. The building also houses the West Chicago Chamber of Commerce.