Tuesday, February 16, 2021

2021 Pitchers and Catchers Report

Its time for Chicago Baseball to begin.  Spring is approaching.

Have your Pencils and Scorecards ready for the Cubs and White Sox Cactus League season to begin in each team's Arizona stadiums.  The first Cubs /Sox game will be broadcast March 15


I have added some of my Chicago Baseball  etchings as well a reminder that some of these images have been reproduced for Note Card Sets.  


         Limited Edition Chicago Ballpark Etchings with hand coloring

1060 West Addison  Home of the Chicago Cubs from the "L"
with Pat Pieper quote
fames to 14 x 18 inches



Sheffield and Addison from the "L"
with Pat Pieper quote
frames to 9 x 12 inches

This is Wrigley Field 
with Pat Pieper quote
frames to 14 x 18 inches


The Home of the Chicago White Sox 
frames to 14 x 14 inches



Chicago  Parking Lot E
US Cellular Field
frames to 9 x 12 inches

Harry Caray's Chicago
frames to 12 x 12 inches

Thursday, January 28, 2021

January 2021

                                  
 St. James Chapel   Chicago

Limited edition of 10

plate size 7.5 x 7 inches

St. James Chapel on Rush Street

The third quarter kept me busy with Watercolors and two of these are shown in this blog. 

I completed one medium size etching aquatint of the St. James Chapel, formerly known as Quigley Preparatory Seminary, on Rush at Pearson Streets. 

Here are some historic details about this little known site.
     From 1918 to 2007, Quigley Preparatory Seminary housed the Saint James Chapel that served and comforted seminarians by the thousands, providing a place in which Quigley friends and benefactors might be thanked, mourned, and honored.
     Quigley's Saint James Chapel, inspired by Paris' Sainte Chapelle, was completed in 1919. Its French Gothic Revival design, with its arched windows and soaring vertical buttresses, and exterior walls surrounded and guarded by statues of saints, has been called "a hidden jewel" in the midst of a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood on Chicago's Gold Coast.
     In 2007, the high school seminary was closed. It reopened in December 2008 as the completely refurbished Archbishop Quigley Center, one of the two new locations for the ministerial offices of the Archdiocese.


Two watercolors recently completed.

   DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus Gate

   at Halsted, Lincoln and Fullerton Avenues

                                   

                                    

                          The Chicago River Wacker Drive without Bridges

This watercolor is a view of the buildings on Wacker Drive along the Chicago River from Michigan Avenue om the East to Franklin on the West and no bridges.  It is 4 x 12 inches in size.  I did this with pen and pencil and finally added hand coloring.



 
                           China Town  at  Wentworth Avenue and 22nd Street
                                                   Chicago


    Etching Aquatint with hand coloring 
Limited Edition on Somerset Radiant White
Plate 154   7.5 x 9 inches


The issues of the  Black Lives Matter movement struck me hard in 2020.  I was drawn to the poem by Langston Hughes and  I quote it here:   

I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47558/i-too

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Images of Evanston - Hecky's, Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston Lighthouse

 

My new watercolor images of Evanston are now available in sets of eight (8) blank note cards.  
These A6 size cards sets sell for $20.


Topics:

Hecky's - It's the sauce
Alice Millar Chapel
The Evanston Lighthouse




Thursday, October 15, 2020

Chicago Note Card Sets of 8 from Original Etchings


  • The art on these card sets is from Dennis O'Malley's Chicago etchings.

  • The sets are A2 size cards except where otherwise noted.

  • The sets contain 1, 2, or 4 images.

  •  Some sets are A6 size.**


 


Set C

  • A Chicago Skyline and Lincoln Park
  • The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower
  • 1070 West Addison from the "L" / Wrigley Field
  • Waiting for the Light at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue




                                      Set H

  • Loyola University at the Water Tower
  • The Art Institute of Chicago / "On the Prowl"
  • Chicago Skyline from North Avenue
  • Waiting for the Light at Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue



                                       

                                         Set J

                                                 2 Card Set
  • A Winter Chicago Skyline from the Fisher Bridge / Lincoln Park Zoo
  • The Art Institute of Chicago / "On the Prowl"






                                        Set L

  • The Bridge Tender at Wacker Drive / The DuSable Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • The Chicago River at Wolf Point / Canal and Franklin Streets
  • The Gold Coast / Michigan Avenue at Oak Street
  • The Picasso in Daley Plaza

  




                            Set Q

  • Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Chicago
  • The Newberry Library, Chicago
  • Chicago Skyline from the Planetarium
  • "Riverside Canyons" / The Chicago River







                                     Set N

                              Cloud Gate in Millennium Park in Winter
                                                  Chicago




Set D

**Larger A6 cards
  • Urban Steeple
  • An Evening on Lake Street
  • An Endangered Species
  • Intersecting Tracks at Lake and Wells




                                                  Set W

                                       The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago



                                        


Set S

Rush University Hospital, Chicago



Set U

**A6 cards are larger

This is Wrigley Field / Home of the Chicago Cubs







                                            Set V

                                                       **A6 cards are larger

                                         White Sox Park / Guaranteed Rate Field






Set F

Chicago: A Winter night on the Gold Coast





Set B

Saint Ignatius College Prep
Chicago



Set E

Chicago
A Winter Night in Lincoln Park




Set R

Austin, Texas
   The Paramount Theater
  The Broken Spoke


**  Pricing and Shipping details


The City Note Cards feature 1, 2, 3, or 4 city images with 8 cards per box. Sets have a variety of images and are white blank inside.  

They are priced at $18.50/box with shipping cost included. 

The A6 card is larger and priced at $21.50/box. Shipping costs are included.



The topic of these cards are original prints of hand-colored Etchings of Chicago printed at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.





Saturday, September 19, 2020

It's Time for Baseball Playoffs in Chicago 2020


Yes, professional playoff  baseball will be a reality for Chicago's Cubs and White Sox fans.

I'd like to share some of my baseball prints as a tribute to the teams and a reminder that these images are in Limited Editions and available at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square, H. Marion Art Services and Framing in Wilmette, and at the new Sawbridge Studios in Glenview.


Note Card Sets are available at The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and Sawbridge Studios in  Glenview.


                                                      Note Card Set C




Limited Edition Chicago Ballpark Etchings with hand coloring




                   1060 West Addison   Home of the Chicago Cubs
                   from the "L"
                 Plate 10" x 11"
                 mat and frames to 14" x 18'



       This is Wrigley Field
        with quote from Pat Pieper

        Plate 11" x 12"
     mat and frames to 14" x 18"



                           The Home of the Chicago White Sox

                                             Plate 8" x 10"
                                  mat and frames to 14" x 14"



                                    Sheffield and Addison
                                               from the "L"

                                              Plate 5" x 7"
                                  mat and frames to 9" x 12"


Wrigley Field from the "L"
Sheffield and Addison

Plate 7" x  9.5" 
mat and frames to 14" x 18"



                         The Chicago Skyline and US Cellular Field

                                      Plate 5" x 7"
                          mat and frames to 9" x 12"





Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tall Grass Gallery Show 2020 in Park Forest

 I have a new etching as part of the summer show at The Tall Grass Gallery 2020 Show in Park Forest 

 
August 8 - September 20, 2020

                                      367 Artists Walk
                                   Park Forest IL 60466


Plate 175
18 x 14 inches
Across the Street from the Goodman Theater
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 2020

Here we are in August 2020 and I'd like to share some of my new work, etching and water coloring.  My etching aquatint "from the Goodman Theater" was completed early this year and was accepted into the  Annual Tall Grass Gallery Exhibition in Park Forest, IL

I have three new images featuring favorite locations around Evanston
  • a Watercolor of The Grosse Point Lighthouse in Evanston on Lake Michigan is featured in a set of 8 note cards (larger A6 size).
  • a Watercolor of HECKY'S Barbeque in Evanston is also a part of my tribute to Evanston.  These are  also on a larger A6 size card.
  • The Alice Millar Chapel on the Northwestern University campus are  also featured on a larger A6 size cards
Sets of 8 cards with a mix of these 3 images can be purchased for $22.





  • The newest water color of the Evanston Grosse Point Lighthouse is a part of my note card collection.
Watercolor

                            Grosse Point Lighthouse    Evanston, Illinois

The Grosse Point Lighthouse, built in 1873, stands on land that was an important navigation spot for Potawatomi, Odawa and Ojibwe tribes. In 1976, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first of 250 on the Great Lakes. Today the lighthouse continues to guide commerce safely into the crossroads of Chicago. 

It is also the site of The Wildflower Garden Trail designed by Jens Jensen and maintained by The Garden Club of Evanston.






The Tall Grass Gallery 2020 Show in Park Forest 
 
August 8 - September 20, 2020

                                    367 Artists Walk
                                Park Forest IL 60466


Plate 175
18 x 14 inches
Across the Street from the Goodman Theater
Aquatint Etching with hand coloring




 The 30 year Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative will begin anew when 100% of public safety is not in jeopardy.