Winter at South Michigan Ave.
oil on canvas
Sometime around 2000 while attending Columbia College I was in an art class studying landscape painting (from photos) I randomly had a portable easel with me that day and informed the teacher I would go outside to paint but I’ll be back before class ends. Hence my very first plein air painting! At the end of the semester it was stolen. I was sad but somewhat flattered. It inspired me to pursue this style of creativity. And also to return years later to repaint it.