Paintings from Chicago - Holiday on State Street

 
Holiday on State Street
 

"Holiday on State Street"
Chicago, Illinois
Oil
24x30"

 


Story Behind the Painting

This is a scene from the holiday season on State Street, home of the original Marshall Fields, Chicago's beloved department store. Unfortunately it was bought out and replaced by Macys. Most people are not happy about this - so I'd thought I'd honor Marshall Fields by having all the shoppers carry dark green or green-striped Marshall Fields' bags.

I'll have to say, I do like the red Macys' stars behind the greenish clock and evening sky. I think this painting is about a city in transition.