Whenever we head up north for the day (or a few days), we pass through the middle of downtown Grand Rapids in the morning. If the sun is shining, this is the amazing view we see! I always forget it’s coming, and end up having to lunge to grab my camera. You only get one shot on the highway’s speedy S-curve before it’s gone! I feel quite pleased that, at least this time, I didn’t get cheated!
My third painting of The Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Each one has captured the view from a different block, this being closest to the river.
A lot of history is involved with this piece, including the painting that is underneath and every struggling layer since. That’s part of what makes it very special to me.
This view gets me every time. Thankfully I’m snapping photos from the passenger seat and not driving! There’s so much to see on Lake Shore Drive; do the people who live in Chicago ever start taking it for granted? I’ll have to ask my son who lives there.
I’ve painted this scene 2-3 times before in different sizes; this time I took the liberty of eliminating the trees in the foreground.
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Do you recognize this cityscape from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? And if so, do you know if that far building in the center (the one with the unique shape) has a name? As I drove south, snapping photos, that particular building kept drawing me in. It might need to be painted again.
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Chicago, as seen from the north side, looking south. From the summer of 2015. The sun would soon be setting in the west, and we were on our way home, after a wonderful visit with our son.