POTD: Nighthawks Sunday Morning

Nighthawks Sunday Morning
Louisville, Kentucky
2011

I took this photo early this morning in downtown Louisville (where we’ve been since leaving Chicago a couple of days ago). It wasn’t until I got it on the computer later in the day that I saw the similarity in compositional elements to Hopper’s Nighthawk painting. (I’m not saying my photo is in the same class as his painting quality-wise, just noting the technical similarities.) While I didn’t have the painting consciously in mind at the time, since I had just seen it in Chicago and blogged about it I have to wonder if there wasn’t something going on behind the scenes in my brain that made me decide to stop and take the photo.

POTD: Nighthawks

Nighthawks
Chicago, Illinois
2011

The last time I was in Chicago, this most famous of Edward Hopper paintings was out on loan, so it was nice to see it this time. This woman with her red hair and purse seemed to be almost channeling the woman in the painting:

POTD: South Shore Line

South Shore Line
Chicago, Illinois
2011

While I know better than to touch the art work at art museums, I never thought window coverings would be much of a problem. However, after I had lifted the edge of a window shade to take yesterday’s photo, I was gently and kindly informed by a guard that I shouldn’t be doing that. So I took this one through the shade. I like the kind of pencil-drawing effect it gives to the photo.

POTD: North Central College Exhibition


North Central College Exhibition
Naperville, Illinois
2011

Nickole Lanham, gallery director and myself after the fun artist reception last night for the Opus Corvus exhibition at North Central College. I was pleased with the way the exhibition was presented and enjoyed some lively and stimulating conversation with those who attended.  I was also pleased when Nickole presented me with the opportunity to extend the exhibit through the middle of November, so if you live in the area there’s still plenty of time to see it.

POTD: Limo Service

Limo Service
Chicago, Illinois
2011

We are in Naperville, Illinois where I will be giving an informal talk tonight at the reception for my Opus Corvus exhibition at North Central College. I’ve done a number of exhibitions in different venues around the country and have received varying degrees of support and attention in attending functions such as this. I have to say that North Central College really knows how to impress an artist. This is the interior of the 12-person stretch limo they sent to pick Connie and I up at the airport in Chicago and deliver us to Naperville last night. This kind of treatment deserved a better photograph but my camera gear was in the trunk and I had to take this low-light photo with my cell phone.