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Have You Discovered Wolf Lake?

Sitting just over 15 miles from the heart of the Loop and straddling the Illinois-Indiana border, Wolf Lake is part of a network of recreation areas on Chicago’s south side. 769 more words

Illinois

Chicago's Urban Forest

Chicago’s urban forest is vital to the health and wellness of our city. Trees provide essential economic services, improve the quality of life for residents and wildlife, mitigate the threats of climate change to our region, and help to beautify our neighborhoods and parks.  502 more words

Illinois

2016 Rockford Fall ArtScene

All set up and ready for this weekends Rockford Fall ArtScene. Friday October 7 (5-10pm) and Saturday October 8 (4-9pm). We will be at Bennie’s 126 N. 31 more words

Studio Works

Rolling on the Kishwaukee

Ventured over to Blackhawk Preserve to paint. Fortunately, clouds formed to the north and, for the most part, stayed consistent for the two hours I painted. 106 more words

Plein Air Paintings

Espensheid

Traveled over to paint at Espensheid Preserve. Made my way down to the canoe launch. About two dozen geese were “lounging” by the river. Although I stayed well back from the river, most of the geese decided to get into the river… just in case. 120 more words

Studio Works

Bend at Bauman

Insisted on going out to paint despite cloudy conditions. I prefer a clear or partly cloudy days which give me strong shadows to aid my composition. 57 more words

Plein Air Paintings

Kishwaukee at Blackhawk

Ventured over to Blackhawk to paint. As I arrived at the park, I noticed some nice cloud patterns offering some interesting reflections on the river. As I moved between spots, making a few thumbnail sketches to determine my best design, the sky went from partly cloudy to cloudy. 99 more words

Plein Air Paintings