Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Covered signs

Double Billboards
oil on canvas
60" x 48"

In 2011, I made a few paintings of the large billboards on Ashland near Division. 

oil on canvas
28" x 36"

I loved their darkness against the sky and the bright yellow restaurant below them. 

Recently, the yellow paint was stripped off of that building revealing a sign for 5 cent hamburgers.

 I was painting a lot of covered signs in 2011, but was unaware that this was one of them.

Washington Mutual
oil on canvas
36"x288" (3ft x 24ft)

This was another painting of a covered sign at that same intersection. It was on a former Washington Mutual bank. The bank failed and was closed, but the large outdoor sign remained and was wrapped up in white vinyl. A different kind of covering than the 5 cent hamburger sign, but interesting just the same. 


Friday, March 08, 2013

New Painting

Night Driving
oil on canvas 
20"x 24" 

SLAC partnership

Alderman Rey Colon has partnered with me and SLAC. Mentioned in the 35th ward newsletter: