Sunday, October 04, 2009

Andersonville Arts




Friday night the Plein Air Painters of Chicago had an opening with over 35 paintings of Andersonville, a Chicago neighborhood. The Edgewater Historical Society asked our plein air group to show our paintings. This unique neighborhood was originally mostly Swedish. I have participated in this exhibition for the past few years and yet continually make paintings at this particular intersection. I find each corner so unique in nature and story so that it's been a constant source of information. To date, I've made six paintings of this area and have discovered I'm not yet finished. Today I'm showing just a few of my thoughts and impressions of my corner. Each painting is 12"x9" Oil on Linen and is for sale. Proceeds go to support the Edgewater Historical Society.













9 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Wow! I love how you studied these different corners and put them into paint. They're truly special in that they show the everyday life of today!

I noticed your affiliation with the LaGrange Art League. Years ago, I took pastel classes with Janet Cusak, who was an amazing teacher.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I just love how colorful all of these scenes are that you captured. Lovely. Looking forward to seeing more....a great series.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Hi Susan! The bottom one is my favorite. The splash of colors in the sky, awning and figures against the grey building make the painting very dynamic.

I never got your address for sending you the notecards from my recent giveaway! There are links to my email on my profile page and after each post - please send!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Janelle,
Thanks for commenting. I do like to try to find and highlight the "ordinary" although so often I'm guilty of passing right by.

I loved teaching at the LaGrange Art League. The students were sweet and really striving for excellence. Presently I'm teaching two classes at the Hinsdale Art Center and we're making wonderful big messes resulting in excellent progress.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Kathleen, I really need to get back to my corner now that fall is in full swing, want to capture the different temperatures that fall provides. I find it's better to paint in the cold because fewer people stop for long chats. I hate to sound anti-social but long chats really take me out of the painting. Thanks for stopping by!

susan hong-sammons said...

DEB!!! I'm so excited. I didn't read that I won one of your give-aways. I'll be checking my mailbox. Thank you and Thank you for your lovely comment. It pointed out to me just how important those grays are, they can hold a painting together.

loriann said...

Hi Susan, You really created a favor of the neighborhood with your paintings. I feel as if I am visiting. Enjoy that crisp painting weather. I do understand what you mean about its many advantages. First colro, next silence;-)

tonypetersart said...

Wow, Susan, these are great. I like that you included the figures.

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