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05-11-2010, 10:18 AM
Plaine Aire season has started, and we have made a stout resolution to paint out every sunday morning. That makes us very much the Sunday Morning painters.
We opened the season by heading downtown Chicago, and painting the Bean.
This is 8x10 Acryllic on board.

05-11-2010, 12:41 PM
Nice work, it really looks reflective.

05-11-2010, 08:40 PM
:clap: :clap:

05-11-2010, 09:09 PM
Good colors and reflections.

chammi kaiser
05-12-2010, 05:53 AM
Love the colours in those background buildings. Also like the figures around 'the bean': I am sure you have painted 'the bean' perfectly but I can't for the life of me work out what it is supposed to be - a kiosk?? a work of art?? Please explain to the uniformed !!! Great painting.

05-12-2010, 06:08 AM
Wonderful colours and composition.

05-12-2010, 06:13 AM
Agree with all the above , the looser style of the background buildings enhances the reflections and the figures add a great finish to the overal image.

05-12-2010, 08:41 AM
wow this is so cool. very well done. I never heard of or seen "the bean " before. Is it in front of the art gallery.What is it made of. And I thought we had some very far out art in Toronto.:)

05-12-2010, 08:48 AM
I am attaching the photo I took when painting the bean. It is difficult to imagine what the bean is if you have never seen it. It's a modern sculpture, highly reflective and a lot of fun. It is in Millenium park downtown Chicago.


05-12-2010, 09:15 AM
Stunningly done!


05-12-2010, 11:08 AM
Love the Bean and the reflections in it, looks a wonderful subject to paint.

05-12-2010, 11:54 AM
More power to you getting out there and painting every Sunday, beautiful work.

05-12-2010, 01:06 PM
More power to you getting out there and painting every Sunday, beautiful work.

That would make us the Sunday Morning Power Painters. I like that!

05-16-2010, 07:46 AM
Thanks for posting the photo. Suz. The bean looks awesome. I wish I could see it for real. I havent even been to see our Toronto gallery. It has been totally revamped . Two hour drive.Oh well maybe some day I will see the bean and get back to TO.:)

05-16-2010, 10:49 AM
Wonderful!! What a great painting!!
Love the reflections!
Very well done, thanks for sharing the ref photo, I have never seen it before!

05-16-2010, 03:55 PM
It's just like I remember it, great job Suz!