Beautiful weather returned today after yesterday's torrential rains and it was our Monday to meet for outdoor sketching. This afternoon 6 of us met at Olive Park, not far from Navy Pier. During past visits to this location, I have positioned myself to paint the skyline but today we walked to the northern edge and sat in the shade and worked on the view on the lake. I chose an angle that gave me a view of the border wall and rocks in front of the lake. I need to get out a bit of white to put in a few of the distant sail boats.
I have spent a great deal of time in the studio the last two weeks trying to complete work for the small group show coming up in September at the CAC gallery. This show is being curated by Anna Kunz and includes the works of five of us from the current group of Hatch Project Artists. "Layers, Channels and Paths" will open on Friday, September 14. We will also have an afternoon event on September 23 when each of us will do a demo at the gallery. Pictured here is one of the many new pieces I have been working on for this exhibit.