Cornelia Arts - March 2016 Open Studios

The next Open Studios event at the Cornelia Arts Building is coming up!

Angled Reflections, oil on canvas, 30x40, 2015, AVAILABLE

Friday, March 11, 6 – 10 pm 1800 W. Cornelia Chicago, IL 60657

Stop by my studio #201 on the second floor. I'll be showing new paintings that I've been working on over the past several months.

RSVP and invite your friends

Art on two floors, guest artists, and food from DönerMen food truck in the parking lot.

All open studio nights are free and fun for all to enjoy. Close to public transportation, free parking available!

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Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City

I'm currently in a juried group show at State Street Gallery with other artists from the Cornelia Arts Building. It's nice to be in a show in downtown Chicago in an area with great foot traffic and exposure. The gallery curator selected two of my cityscape paintings to display: City Twilight Blues, oil on canvas, 40x30, 2014, AVAILABLE City Twilight Blues, oil on canvas, 40x30, 2014

Golden Lights, oil on canvas, 24x30, 2013, AVAILABLE Golden Lights, oil on canvas, 24x30, 2013

Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City is a juried exhibition of work from the Cornelia Arts Building artists that will be on display across town in the State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University, bringing these distinct neighborhoods, known for their appreciation of the arts, together in celebration of Chicago Arts Month.

Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City State Street Gallery Robert Morris University 401 South State Street Chicago, IL

Show Runs: Sept 1 – Dec 22, 2015

Hours: Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm

Opening Reception: Oct 15, 5 - 7pm

FREE and open to the public

Visit the Website for More Information

 

Spring, or just the usual art

Spring is here, then it's not. Rain, fog; some summer weather with long bike rides. So cold you see your breath. May in Chicago. But it makes for productive time in the studio... It's nice to now (occasionally) have the windows open in the studio while painting. I'm gearing up for my solo gallery show opening July 24 at Firecat Projects in Bucktown. I'm currently working on about a half dozen cityscape paintings and always taking photos and making sketches to use for inspiration. I'll be showing these new pieces along with some other older works.

Oh, and there's the Cornelia Arts Building Spring Open Studios happening on Friday, May 29, 6-10pm.

So needless to say, I've been slacking off in the blogging department. I missed posting in April (the first time in 7 years I didn't make a monthly post).

Here are some images from my sketchbook, studio, and the poster for the CAB show...

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In the studio: cityscape paintings in progress

This is a view of the studio in late January. No shows approaching -- so lots of things going at once and the studio is in general disarray. Things are blending together. Some abstract stuff and more controlled straight-forward brush stokes. Both styles are informing each other. I'm also working on expanding some of my color palette. Mostly though, just trying out new things and keeping it loose. studio 1.25.15

Three New Cityscape Paintings + Open Studios

I finished up three new cityscape paintings over the weekend - just in time for Friday night's open studios! These will be hanging in studio #201 on the second floor. Come check them out in person and help us kick off Chicago Artists' Month! In a Silent Way, oil on canvas, 24x48, 2014, $1,100 In a Silent Way, oil on canvas, 24x48, 2014

High Line Bend at 30th St., oil on panel, 24x36, 2014, $600 High Line Bend at 30th St., oil on panel, 24x36, 2014

Ravenswood In Bloom, acrylic on panel, 24x30, 2014, $350 Ravenswood In Bloom, acrylic on panel, 24x30, 2014

Cornelia Arts Building 1800 W. Cornelia Studio #201 Chicago, IL 60657

Art from 30 artists on two floors, live jazz music, and food from a local food truck in the parking lot. Hope you can make it out! All are welcome - invite your friends

SoHo Fire Escapes - work in progress

This is a painting I've been working on the last few days. It's based on a photo I took in the SoHo neighborhood of New York in 2006. I'm continuing to work on making these cityscape images more immediate, loose, and painterly. I usually sketch the image onto the surface first with oil bar or acrylic. My goal is to carry that sketch-like quality into the painting style. This will be on display at this Friday's Open Studios at the Cornelia Arts Building. SoHo_WIP SoHo Fire Escapes - work in progress, oil on panel

Here's the photo reference:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Moon Over Soho (New York), photograph, 2006