Last Monday I was at Millennium Park to paint/sketch with group. We were lucky to get one of the few nice days that have come along recently, moderate warm, low humidity and no rain. There are some large, colorful sculptures in the park for the summer so we set up near them, a view of the water spouting faces was in the other direction. I decided to do the sculptures which are very dynamic pieces. I have another small one started that I need to finish. It was a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.
After Monday morning's nasty storm, the skies cleared and we were able to spend a lovely afternoon painting at the Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool at the north end of the Lincoln Park Zoo. It is a beautiful spot, a real treasure. We found shade and good views on the west side of the pool and the time passed quickly! This is a detail of the watercolor I did in my sketchbook and I started another small one that I need to finish yet. I will post it when it is done.
On Monday, June 27, we were out to paint along the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue. It was a beautiful afternoon. After a week in Ogle County painting the rural landscape, I had to transition back to city girl. This was a great location and I hope we get a chance to return to it.