Making time for the studio a success! Much better than complaining about not having time to paint. Check out the posts below to see how this painting progressed. Also, finally figured out that I had my exposure setting way too low on my camera and that was why everything was so dark! Will re-shoot next […]
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I’ve completed a few new watercolors in the past week and am getting ready for the Cornelia Arts Building Open House, Friday, March 12th. It is free and there will be lots of great looking art to see, all mediums and styles, and I highly recommend you join us! When I saw this scene I […]
A new painting, at last! I had painted this scene about 7 years ago, but cropped and with different figures. It is interesting to revisit the old problems and see how I worked things out before – what changes in importance. It’s still hard to paint circles, by jove. You can see the older Burger […]
October is Illinois Humanities Month and also marks the annual celebration of Chicago Artists’ Month. Coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the month-long event features hundreds of neighborhood art walks, art exhibits and happenings across the city. 2-Story City Emily Rapport and Andrew Steiner are the two Chicago artists behind a […]
This is the dry cleaner opposite the bus-stop on Damen Ave. and Grace. Sign painting is like surgery; you’ve got to have a steady hand and complete confidence in where you’re going with that loaded brush. I have not mastered sign painting – but – neither am I a sign painter. (Previous Shot)
This painting relates to the fast-food joints I’ve done in the past and I have a few more I’d like to do. I have a good shot of “Church’s” I took while in Louisiana and there are some pretty awesome all-night spots here in Chicago.
A new portrait. This is from a photo I took of my friend Andrew outside of Trader Joe’s. He has a very masculine presence that was fun to work with – I exaggerated the brutish quality in his hand but the attitudinous glare is all Andy.
I think it’s finished. The iron gate is probably the least accurate drawing part – but accuracy isn’t everything. Next on the docket – another portrait- I think. Details: oil/canvas, 30″ x 40″
Fresh off the easel. A painting I started over a year ago and had to scrap once I realized it needed to be painted on a larger canvas (this one is 38″ x 60″). Sometimes, you just have to start back at the beginning.
Recently completed portrait commission based on a family photo.