Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Chicago Series of six etchings called "The City from Within"

The City from Within are etchings created from up-close, detailed images of Chicago locations.  (photographs by Steve Serio) 

                                             Intersecting Tracks  at Lake Street and Wells

                                                                        Plate 075
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"


                                            Urban Steeple      Assumption Catholic Church 

                                                                       Plate 076
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"


                                                 A City Water Tank  an Endangered Species

                                                                      Plate 079
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 20" x 16"
                                                                      or 18" x 14"

                                                          Evening on Lake Street   

                                                                     Plate 080
                                                   Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 20" x 16"
                                                                    or 18" x 14"

Urban Silhouette
                                                                        Plate 099
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                  Frame 18" x 14"
                                                                  Black or Sepia ink




                                             The L Turning  at Lake Street and Wells

                                                                        Plate 101
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 18" x 14"
                                                                      or 20" x 16"
                                                                  Black or Sepia ink
                                                                   with chine colle

                                                        Windows at Michigan Avenue

                                                                      Plate 130
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 16" x 16"
                                                                with chine colle


the Red Chair at 5 O'clock

Plate 131
                                                    Aquatint Etching with hand coloring
                                                                 Frame 18" x 14"

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Popular Chicago sites are wonderful places to begin a tour of this city ...our Sierras on the lake.

Cloud Gate in Millennium Park (2004) by the British artist Anish Kapoor is a special part of Chicago public art. The 110 ton elliptical sculpture is a series of highly polished stainless steel plates that reflect the Chicago Skyline and Clouds above the 12-foot high "gate" to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture.  Inspired by liquid mercury, the sculpture is among the largest in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.

Plate 143
Aquatint Etching with
hand coloring
Frames to 14" x 11"

The corner of Oak Street and Michigan Avenue is the start of the Magnificent Mile.  Heading south on Michigan Avenue, one is amazed at the skyscrapers filled with apartments and condominiums as well as year round shopping sites.
The Drake Hotel and Palmolive Building Towers, formerly the Playboy Towers, and the John Hancock Building establish the feeling of these "Sierras on the lake".

Plate 140
Aquatint Etching
a la poupee
Frames to 14" x 11"

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Newest Additions and Familiar Places

Two of Chicago's well known meeting places on Michigan Avenue  are Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

My recent etchings depict a winter view of Millennium Park and East Randolph Street from the Art Institute.

                                                                 Etching size is 6" x 7"

A second etching depicts the Lion on the south steps entrance to the museum.  This lion is the 1906-7 work of Edward Kemeys and is titled "stands in an attitude of defiance".

Etching size is 4.5" x 4"

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Chicago's Newberry Library and Deloitte Chicago

New Images

Aquatint Etching of Chicago's Newberry Library
hand colored
7" x 6"

Aquatint Etching of Chicago's
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
hand colored
7" x 9"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Chicago Printmakers 26th Annual International Small Print Show

Grand Opening Party & Holiday Open House

4912 North Western in Lincoln Square

Saturday and Sunday December 5 and 6

11am to 6pm

A party kicking off the Holiday Season at our new location.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Artisans Market in Streeterville

November 6   2-5pm

November 7 and 8   10-5pm

Northwestern Lurie Research  at 330 East Superior

Stop in if you are downtown shopping and visit my booth.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Grand ReOpening

ReOpening Party at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

                                Come experience our vibrant new space 

4912 North Western Avenue Lincoln Square Chicago

Friday, October 30th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy the party,


Chicago and Big Shoulders

O'Malley's work evokes the iron and concrete soul of the city with colorful swathes of life along the lake. His prints are a remarkable study of the "Big Shoulders" of the Midwest, and a breathtaking window into the dreams of the architects, engineers, urban planners, and citizens that made it happen.