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1518 National Avenue

December 4, 2014

 

1518 National Avenue; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 12 x 16

1518 National Avenue; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 12 x 16

Cool crisp autumn morning. Sun shining brightly. Great day to be out painting. Locked in the shadows early. As happens, the basic drawing of this house, with all of its angles and proportions, took a long time. I returned the next day to finish the work. I was able to invest a fair amount of time adjusting the colors of this subject.

While working on this, one of the neighbors came out to see what was going on. We got to chatting. First about the art, then about Rockford eventually we got on the subject of my first employer in the Chicago area. Turns out that her cousin is one of the people I worked with at Ryerson Steel. Small world, but wouldn’t want to paint it. Or would I???

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