Wednesday, July 4, 2018

What an exhilarating time to be in Chicago.  Renewed activities on the river feature a variety of musical venues and relaxed dining featuring many new restaurants. 

 A favorite crossroads on the Chicago River is always Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive as depicted in two of my etchings.  

There is now exciting news about the the changes to the Wrigley Buildings and Tribune Tower at this famous river site.

 

The Summer of 2018 is a time to check into the new Hot Spot on the Chicago River ....
"The Tiny Tapp" between Clark and Dearborn streets and tell Mark that you heard it here.

While the bridge is up, stop at The Tiny Tapp for a cup of coffee.

 

Etching that frames to 14 x 11 inches


Etching  that frames to 12 x 12 inches

The Bridge is Up at the Tiny Tapp...etching with hand coloring frames to 14 x 11 inches





Over The Rainbow  OTR 5 Year Anniversary Show is planned for a Thursday Reception July 12  
         5 to 7pm 
at 2030 Brown in Evanston 

On display will be this etching and art from other artists that have contributed to this worthwhile program.   Please stop in and visit.                       

                      "A Sunny Day in Daley Plaza".


etching with hand coloring  frames to 20 x 16 inches





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Art in the Shop - Sawbridge Studios


Sawbridge Studios in Hubbard Woods, 897 GreenBay Road, will host Art in the Shop on Saturday June 23 from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.  I will be featuring my series about the Chicago River. I hope you can stop in!




I will be discussing and exhibiting Etching and the zinc and copper plates that are the basis of this historic printing technique. I hope that you can stop in.

Meanwhile the North Shore Art League is conducting their annual Art in the Village in the downtown Hubbard Woods Park from 10am to 5pm on June 23rd and 24th.

My newest Chicago Streeterville  etching is on display and some may recognize this classic building and the replica monument to the WW I  US First Division in Washington by Daniel Chester French. The site, at 17 East Erie, is between Rush and State Streets.

Etching Aquatint with hand coloring12 x 9 inches
Etching Aquatint with chine colle     12.x 9  inched

Swantiques, Chicago Printmakers Cash 'N Carry, Pop Up Shop

Please see this update for June and the shows that I am promoting but first.....

let me say "thank you" to Lora Swanson and Swantiques for her Pop Up Shop during Sauce Walk  on Main Street in Evanston.  The Sauce Walk was a success and brought Art and a new sales venue for the Evanston, Main to Dempster merchants.

Announcing the infamous $20 Cash 'N Carry Print Sale! Start your summer off right at the Chicago Printmaker's Collaborative with incredible deals on all kinds of printed goods! Stop by. We will have stacks of quality prints to discover and enjoy!

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square continues the $20 Cash & Carry $20 Sale until June 9.  CPC is located at 4912 North Western Avenue and is open Friday and Saturday from noon til 5pm.

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"