Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Lake Series

I made this painting on a recent Tuesday evening, while sitting under a tree in the park adjacent to Foster Avenue beach.  It was a delightful evening.  I really enjoyed making this painting because this is a stretch of the lake very familiar to me and it's a very lively stretch at this time of evening: the beach was filled with sunbathers, dogs and dog owners frolick on the dog beach, and people stroll along the pier.  I have run many times along this stretch out to the light house at the end of this pier.  Reaching the end of the pier is certainly the highlight of this run as the sound of the city is replaced with the sound of the lake lapping, the wind blows off the water, and one sees the lake for many miles beyond. 

Another delightful evening in Chicago!
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