I did a second Chicago painting and it has passed the waiting and watching phase. This one went more smoothly and is not as dark and ominous. When I started working on this painting I was thinking about a beautiful morning we spent walking through Centenniel Park…bright June sunshine, brilliant green grass, shining lake water.
With my lines I tried to reflect the canyon-like feel you get looking up the streets that cross Michigan Avenue…the spaces between streets lined with skyscapers. The red again reflects energy and the excitement of the city. When I look at this now I get a feeling of dance and movement. That seems just right.