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“2-Story City,” 2 artists collaborate for Chicago Artists’ Month

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 two Chicago artists who have joined forces in […]

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“New Cleaners”

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)

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“Drive-thru”, Wendy’s on Lawrence Ave., Chicago

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.

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Portrait of Andrew Steiner

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.

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House on Damen

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″

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Rockwell Station, Winter Scene

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.

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Portrait of Denise

Recently completed portrait commission based on a family photo.