Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Capturing Sparkling Light Through Water in Chicago

I take a lot of pictures as reference for my paintings and drawings. I arrived early in Chicago before I was to present an art program for the Vet Art Project at the Chicago Cultural Center so I went to Millennium Park to see the wonderful sights at Crown Fountain. This was one of the hottest days of the summer, and in the City the heat is intensified by the radiant sun reflecting from the skyscrapers onto the street. The coolest and most refreshing location in Chicago is a Crown Fountain. I took off my shoes and just started taking photographs. I was delightfully surprised when I viewed the results of light and water radiating from above onto the humanity seeking refuge from the sweltering heat. This is just one from the collection. This is one of four photos that I have on exhibit in "Backstory" the annual Workshop for Contemporary Artists show at the Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock.