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.



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. 



Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Art Center Highland Park

The Art Center Highland Park  (TAC) will feature artists from The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 

Opening: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm at 1957 Sheridan Road

    "The Red Chair at 5 o'clock Chicago"   This hand-colored etching frames to 20" x 16"

"Riverside Chicago"  This hand-colored etching frames to 24" x 18"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Coffee Break at the Tiny Cafe

       "The bridge is up!  Coffee break at the Tiny Cafe at Dearborn"

This new 12" x 9" etching captures the fall ritual on the Chicago River. Chicagoland sailors await their turn bringing their boats to wintertime docks. The Tiny Cafe is a fine spot to capture this tradition.


    Robert Morris University Gallery Show Continues

    The Robert Morris University Gallery show continues until December 21, 2017 at State Street and Van Buren and features five (5) of my newest hand-colored etchings of the city.

    The Gallery hours are  10 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday.  The Gallery is not open Friday-Sunday.