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 Report



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 Sheffield and Addison

This etching is hand colored and framed in walnut burl veneer 9"x 12" Pat Pieper's famous daily pregame announcement can be added (11" x 14").

 

Chicago  Parking Lot E   US Cellular 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

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Winter Cards for 2017

New Winter Note Cards are available in sets of 8 cards at Sawbridge Studios in Hubbard Woods and at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square

 




A Chicago Snowfall 

The Bridgetender at Michigan and Wacker

 

 A Chicago Winter at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park



 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

28th Annual International Small Print Show


The 28th Annual International Small Print Show will be held at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4912 North Western Ave in Lincoln Square.


The Holiday Season opening begins with a gala atmosphere on December 2nd and 3rd at 11am - 7pm and runs thru January.  Printmakers from around the world are featured and presented as unframed and unmatted work. 

One of my newest pieces is titled "The Crossing" and it reflects my interest in the Chicago River and especially Wolf Point, the first inhabited land in Chicago. Wolf Point, where the Chicago river branches into two rivers, is symbolized by the Y seen in the Chicago municipal emblem on the railing post of the bridge.