Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chicago Moon

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 30x40
A full moon over Chicago with the John Hancock Center in the foreground was a challenge and a learning experience. The moon was added midway through the painting and it controlled the painting from that point on. The sparkle and glitter of the city at night plus the moody sky combined for a dramatic show. Sometimes a painting lets you know what it needs if you just look and ask ...what if ? I'm glad I did. city scenes prints

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reflections of Christmas

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 24x36
I decided to paint two holiday paintings this year. Christmas tree gazing is one of my favorite pastimes. The twinkling tree lights have always reminded me of the city at night and everyone knows that I'm still fascinated with that subject.

Old Water Tower Milwaukee

Original Painting - Acrylic on Canvas 20x16
Milwaukee's old North Point Water Tower is this years choice for my annual holiday painting. I can remember riding past the tower as a youngster. I always thought it looked like a storybook castle...I still do. In the 60's it was often used for war protests and other rallies. The eastside location and proximity to the University of Wisconsin contributed to the popularity of the site for gatherings. This historic Milwaukee landmark was built in 1874.