Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pop Up Art in Evanston

Sauce Walk in Evanston.

Some of my etchings and watercolors will be exhibited at Lora Swanson's
Swantiques Pop-Up-Show in Evanston
at 518 Main on May 17 from 5:30 to 8pm.

This event is part of a new event called Sauce Walk ...a one day stroll in Evanston between Dempster and Main streets that features art, shopping and wonderful desserts along the route.  Advance tickets $16  www.maindempster.com.
You are cordially invited to visit this special event.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Print from the Serio Collection "Chicago from Within"

My newest etching is from the collection of urban scenes called Chicago from Within by the photographer Stephen Serio. Steve has been able to create images of Chicago that I admire and that inspire me to create prints that reflect the tone of Chicago.

A sunny morning in Daley Plaza  depicts a traveler moving through this city intersection with the help of a green light and the surrounding building's reflected light.

Aquatint etching is 10" x  9"
with hand coloring
                                                                                                                                                                            Chicago from Within

The vantage points chosen – street level and the top levels of parking garages throughout Chicago’s “Loop” – enabled for a deconstruction of the cityscape, focusing on details and cross-sections, some uniquely Chicago, and others exhibiting a universal “urban-ness.”  The familiar views of street and skyline have been traded for the “mid-section” of the city, inviting the viewer to explore the world between the penthouse and the pothole.

   
Aquatint Etching Prints by Dennis B. O’Malley






Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pitchers and Catchers Report

It is that time of year for fans of Chicago big league baseball. Spring baseball training begins as pitchers and catchers report to their respective training camps in Mesa, Arizona for the Chicago Cubs and Glendale, Arizona for the Chicago White Sox. 

 

My etchings of Chicago Cub and White Sox ball parks are available now.

 



Guaranteed Rate Park home of the Chicago White Sox is known as Comiskey Park to some fans and White Sox Park to others.
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 12" x 16"


Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs is also known as Cubs Park.  
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 14" x 18"
Pat Pieper's famous daily pregame announcement is also hand-lettered on each print




1060 West Addison from the "L" platform - Home of the Chicago Cubs 
This etching is hand colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 11"x 14"
Pat Pieper's famous daily pregame announcement is also hand-lettered on each print

           
MORE Pitchers and Catchers Images 

See a sample of the frame and matting


Monday, February 19, 2018

More Pitchers and Catchers

 
Wrigley Field from the "L" platform at Addison and Sheffield Avenue 
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 11" x 14"
Pat Pieper's famous daily pregame announcement can be added 


Chicago from the "L" platform at Addison and Sheffield Avenue 
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 9" x 12"
Pat Pieper's famous daily pregame announcement can be added



Chicago Parking Lot E  Guaranteed Rate Field 
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 9" x 12" 

 

Home of the Chicago White Sox Parking Lot E
This etching is hand-colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 11" x 14" 
 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Framed print sample


The walnut burl frame
Original Etching: The Tracks at Lake and Wells inspired by the photograph by Stephen Serio

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Getting Started at the Chicago River

The history of Chicago has its roots at the river and today that story is still being written.  The contemporary version of the Chicago River is evolving: skyscrapers define the course and flow, north and south and away from Lake Michigan.

I am interested in documenting that evolution with my etchings. Two of my latest prints are included in this blog.

The Crossing

 

A Limited Edition Aquatint Etching 11.75" x 11"

                   An east view on the Chicago River bridge at Franklin Street.


Riverside

 

A limited Edition Aquatint Etching  14" x 11.75"

                           A south view on the Chicago River from Wolf Point.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Two New Framed Etchings at Sawbridge Studios

Two New Etchings from my series "On the Chicago River" are on sale at Sawbridge Studios in Hubbard Woods. Each limited edition etching is framed to 10" x 10" in light mahogany wood.


This etching shows the "canyon of skyscrapers" on the river from Wolf Point at Wacker Drive and Franklin Street.


Aquatint etching with chine colle

One etching depicts a view of the skyscrapers from the pedestrian walkway under the "L" at Wells Street.

Aquatint etching with hand coloring