Saturday, July 28, 2007

POD, Washington Square Park

By Mort Luby.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

POD, Water Tower

By Max.

July 28 Palette and Chisel

To support the show that opens tomorrow night, this weekend the group will paint in the neighborhood of the old P&C. The show looks like it's going to be great; we're hanging it tonight. This promises to be a really great show for our group and the club.

Meet: Palette and Chisel, 1012 N. Dearborn
Time: 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July 14 Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Pablo DeLeon painted this at the July 14 outing.

(The stained glass windows at old St. Patrick's were designed, executed and installed by a Palette and Chisel Club man named Thomas O'Shaughnessy.)

July 21 Water Tower

Do you have your three pieces for the show that opens on the 27th? Are you looking to get another?

Meet at the Water Tower this Saturday for a true Chicago street scene. Here are the directions. Time is 8:30.

This is a view of the Chicago Water Tower from 1905.

(My commitments to my family will keep me away until August, when my son goes to Japan for a month. I've missed painting with you guys.)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

July 27 Show Details

Here is a reminder of some details for the upcoming show:

Drop-off at the Palette and Chisel: July 23 - July 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each artist may submit up to three pieces. The hanging fee is $25. Be sure to affix a label and business card to the work with the title, size and price of the work.
Keep in mind also that the pieces have to be of Chicago and vicinity.

July 14 Greek Town

On Saturday July 14, Greektown will be the venue. Meet at Halsted and Madison.

Here are the mapquest directions.

Here is an image from 1913 of a streetcar at that intersection.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Transfer To Flickr

Yahoo photos--our free photo hosting service so far--is going out of business. Perforce I have been required to transfer the old photo albums of our outings, and new albums as they are made, to Flickr. This is also free, but the transfer is not yet complete. So when you click on the PAPC Photos link at the upper right, you should be taken to the Flickr page where our albums will be. There are two there now; the rest of the albums should arrive soon.

Thanks to everyone, especially Errol and Nancy, for sending me photos of the outings.


It is always interesting to see different painters' takes on the same subject. Here is an example from last Saturday's outing at Taylor Street:

Leslie Outten
Errol Jacobson
Stephanie Weidner

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Plein Air America

Stephanie Weidner brought this to my attention:

There is a television show called Plein Air America that is available to public television stations nationwide. Unfortunately, WTTW Channel 11, our public TV affiliate, does not have it scheduled. Please contact Channel 11 and ask that "Plein Air - Painting the American Landscape" be scheduled. Currently, it is not. They can contact WTTW11 by phone (773-509-1111), by email (, by mail (WTTW
11, 5400 N St Louis Ave, Chicago IL 60625-4698) or go to their website
( and submit the question.

Here is the link to Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape.

July 7 Taylor Street

Nancy Albrecht suggests an outing to Taylor Street:

"we could meet in front of Conte di Savoia, 1438 W. Taylor St, Chicago. This lovely Italian deli is 1 1/4 blocks east of Ashland, and they serve great espresso and pastries. There is a little park 1/2 block east of Savoia's on Taylor that will have room for lots of painters."

Mapquest directions here.

Location: 1438 W. Taylor Street
Time: 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

June 30 Painting Of The Day

By Barbara Herring.