Paintings from Chicago - Almost Urban

 
Almost Urban
 

"Almost Urban"
Skokie, Illinois
Oil
18x14"

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Story Behind the Painting

This plein air painting titled "Almost Urban" is a view from my high rise condo balcony in Skokie, IL looking out toward the magnificent city of Chicago. Although I would absolutely love to live downtown, I would not necessarily want to deal with the traffic and commute trying to get to my corporate health care day job. I have an over-sized wrap around patio/balcony and enjoy sitting out there to admire the Chicago skyline. Given the wonderful September temps we've been having, I decided to spend a couple days out there painting.

Skokie is one suburb off Chicago and a great compromise between suburban and urban living being connected by the Yellow Line CTA. I live next door to the Illinois Holocaust Museum.