Paintings from the United States - Hometown USA

 
Hometown USA
 

"Hometown USA"
Woodstock, Illinois
Oil
18x14"

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Story Behind the Painting

This plein air painting titled "Hometown USA" is of Woodstock, IL. This same square is where the movie Groundhog Day was filmed and is a classic sliver of Americana with its historical buildings and gazebos and park in the middle. Woodstock is about an hour and half NW of Chicago and actually has a vibrant local art scene and Saturday morning markets.

I painted this scene on September 13 as part of a plein air paint out with fellow Illinois and Wisconsin artists from Oil Painters of America.

Painting "en plein air" means to paint from life. I painted from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm and then touched up the canvas in my studio today (Monday, the 15th).