Monday, October 8, 2012

Another Night in Chicago


Just finished my first ever lithograph the other day. I found the process a bit tricky at first, but with printmaking the process is half the fun. I also really like the tonal possibilities it provides. The subject is three cats occupying a classic Chicago greystone row house. I did much studying on Google Maps to find good examples of the style. You can find these types of houses all over Chicago, but most are located in the neighborhoods stretching from Lakeview and Lincoln Park to Logan Square and Humboldt Park. They are similar to New York brownstones but the front facade is constructed from Indiana limestone instead of sandstone. Most were built from 1890 to 1930. Whenever I walk around Chicago at night I always wonder what's going on inside all of those houses and now we know: cats.