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Loeb mansion from the Leopold-Loeb murder in Chicago #5000

Loeb mansion from the Leopold-Loeb murder crime.

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Loeb mansion from the Leopold-Loeb murder in Chicago #5000

Loeb mansion from the Leopold-Loeb murder in Chicago. These architectural renderings are now hanging in the permanent collection of the Chicago History Museum. The Loeb mansion was the residence of Richard Albert Loeb, located at 5017 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago, Illinois 60615

Architectural rendering of the Loeb Mansion from the murder trial of Leopold and Loeb by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Front View ~ Architectural rendering of the Loeb Mansion from the murder trial of Leopold and Loeb of 1024 in Chicago by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Architectural rendering in pencil of the Loeb mansion in Chicago from the murder trial by artist Stephen F. Condren.
Garden View ~ Architectural rendering in pencil of the Loeb mansion in Chicago from the murder trial by artist Stephen F. Condren.

Points of the skyline drawing are as follows:

  • Tudor Architecture

  • Delineation

  1. Tudor Architecture: The style of architecture for the mansion was Tudor. The façade of the home faced north and had a spacious circle drive around the front entry with a large elm tree planted in the center of the circle. The entry had a detailed canopy and lead into a long narrow marble hall which opened to a modest sized entry at the end. Once inside the entry you would turn right to the living room or turn left to the hall with lead to a closet to the immediate left and staircase with landing just past it. The banisters were of wood and a small organ built into the wall at the base of the stairs. When you walked past the staircase you came into a vast space which lead into the solarium which opened up to the gardens and south lawns. There was a tennis court and adjacent the garage near the alley on the east side of the property. There was a ballroom on the third floor.
  2. Delineation: The rending was down in two parts. The first parting showing the north façade and entry. The second part was of the garden façade and solarium on the south side of the property.

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Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

 

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Chicago Skyline Drawing With John Hancock Center #2458

Chicago skyline color pencil drawing with John Hancock Center.

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Chicago skyline color pencil drawing with John Hancock Center

Chicago skyline color pencil drawing with John Hancock Center. This article is about my color pencil drawing of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline of the near north side with the John Hancock Center. Focus is on the color pencil medium. The color pencil lines give a strength  to the drawing because the line work clarifies the architectural elements. Also, the use of many different colors make the body of the drawing more robust and finished. The color from the pencils also provide an excellent enhancement to the tones of the setting sun.

Chicago Skyline Drawing With John Hancock Center #2458. Points of the skyline drawing are as follows:

  • John Hancock Center

  • Construction

  1. John Hancock Center: The John Hancock Center is a large scale office building and high rise residence. This building is the anchor of this color pencil drawing of the Chicago skyline. The John Hancock Center, which stands firmly behind. The Drake Hotel and the Palmolive Building, both historic gems of Chicago architecture.
  2. Construction: Originally, the construction of the John Hancock Center was planned to be a complex with two separate towers connected by the parking helix. However, the Casino Club on the north east corner of the property would not sell. Thus there was not enough land area to build the tow towers and so redesigned the plaza to house the giant single story building that we all know so well today.

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Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting #985

Chicago skyline watercolor painting overlooking Lake Michigan at sunset.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting #985. This article is about my watercolor painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline at sunset.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting #985. Key elements of this work of art are as follows.

  • Color
  • Lake Michigan
  • Delineation
  1. Color: The bold red sunset called for a deep red in the higher regions of the sky. The yellow glow is from both the reflected sunlight but also the glare of refracted light from the earth’s surface, thus making this a longer and wider line on the horizon rather than a pin point to the setting sun.
  2. Lake Michigan: The beauty of the sunset and cityscape is reflected in the waters of Lake Michigan at the waterfront of Burnham Harbor.
  3. Delineation: The delineation of the building is done in contour form rather than in terms of shade and shadow. Shade and shadows are picked up in the watercolor, whereas, the line conveys the image of the buildings and not the finer details. The line work in the water is of course loose and suggestive of the forms up above.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting #853

Chicago skyline watercolor with pen & ink of near north side.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting #853. This article is about my Chicago skyline watercolor painting of Chicago, Illinois, skyline at Streeterville.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting #853. Key elements to this work of art are as follows.

Chicago skyline watercolor with John Hancock Center.

  • John Hancock Center
  • Elevation
  • Delineation
  1. John Hancock Center: The John Hancock Center is centerpiece of the watercolor painting. The tapering of the walls of this famous skyscraper lends itself to the formation of the cluster of building that form the apex with the antennae.
  2. Elevation: The elevation of the watercolor is right on Lake Shore Drive. I have omitted any waterfront so as to focus on the structures. A thin strand of trees form a buffer between the shoreline and the buildings.
  3. Delineation: I have used a more careful line work for this watercolor. The lines on the John Hancock Center are clean and clear not loose and free. The lines on the lower building are looser.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #788

Chicago skyline watercolor painting at sunset from Burnham Harbor

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #788. Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #788. This article is about my Chicago skyline watercolor painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline at sunset.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #788. Key elements to this work of art are as follows.

  • Burnham Harbor
  • Color
  • Delineation
  1. Burnham Harbor: The front door of Chicago is the view of the city looking west over Burnham Harbor, named after the great Chicago architect, Daniel Burnham. The view from Burnham Harbor is a natural frame for the city because it encloses the downtown area or “Loop” on the left side from Adler Planetarium and on the right from east Randolph Street.
  2. Color: The colors of the painting are set against the sunset. Yellow and green are the dominant tones and the bright crimson ads the necessary accent to the cityscape.
  3. Delineation: The delineation of the city is done in an expressive manner, meaning that the line work is done in such a way the each single line conveys the contour of the building with much detail. Can is point is the Aon Center on the right side of the watercolor. There are very few lines used to draw this building, and yet the few lines that there are most excellently give us the precise understanding of what building we are looking at. The same holds true for the rest of the cityscape.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting Of East Randolph Street #781

Chicago skyline watercolor of east Randolph Street at sunset.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting Of East Randolph Street #781. This article is about my watercolor sunset painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline at sunset on east Randolph Street.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Sunset Painting Of East Randolph Street #781. Key elements to this work of art are as follows:

  • Sunset
  • Delineation
  • Lake Michigan
  1. Sunset: The sunset is the backdrop to on-stage drama of the tower skyscrapers on east Randolph Street. A muted yellow, brown, and red are combined to give off a soft glowing sunset.
  2. Delineation: The line work on this watercolor is here to give address to the famous buildings along this drive. There is no use of hatches or cross hatching, just simple horizontal and vertical lines put together to yield to us a great form.
  3. Lake Michigan: The view is from Burnham Harbor with is on Lake Michigan. We are looking north at the edge of the harbor. There is very little water to be seen in this watercolor but the little that there is strongly supports the domineering skyscrapers just above.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting Of East Randolph Street #780

Chicago skyline watercolor of east Randolph Street.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting Of East Randolph Street #780. This article is about my watercolor painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline at east Randolph Street.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting Of East Randolph Street #780. Key elements of this work of art are as follows.

  • Delineation
  • Skyscrapers
  • Lake Michigan
  1. Delineation: The lines in this watercolor are done with pen & ink and are the most essential element of the watercolor, for it is the line that gives form to the structures and not the watercolor, which merely renders the tone.
  2. Skyscrapers: The skyscrapers are composed of ink lines rather than pencil or paint, it should be noted that the watercolor is first drafted out in pencil in the most loose terms.
  3. Lake Michigan: The image of Lake Michigan is at the lowest level, however, this is the level that support the scene and give us the horizon line.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #775

Chicago skyline watercolor silhouette painting at sunset.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #775. This article is about my watercolor painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline at sunset.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #775. Key elements to this work of art are as follows.

  • Color
  • Contour
  • Light
  1. Color: The colors are a simple contrasting of yellows and blues. It was my intention to make a silhouette of this work and the wonderful display of angles given to us by the cityscape lent itself to this vision. In the right center can be seen the image of the broad shouldered Willis Tower.
  2. Contour: The contour of the watercolor is down with paint not line. No delineation of any kind is done in this pure watercolor. There are traces of the original pencil sketch that commenced the piece but this is more fundament and basic is level than the finished contour of the cityscape.
  3. Light: The light is a wonderful array of yellows in the evening sky and reflected in the water below. It is the sunset that really makes the piece and not the buildings, whose task is to pay homage to the sun!

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #712

Chicago skyline watercolor painting with colorful sunset.

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Chicago skyline watercolor painting with colorful sunset. This is a very color sunset painting of the Chicago skyline with rainbow colors in the evening clouds.

Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Sunset #712. Key elements of this work of art are as follows.

  • John Hancock Center
  • Lake Michigan
  • Color
  1. John Hancock Center: The John Hancock Center without doubt dominates the skyline as it should! This historic structure stands as the culmination of the surrounding skyscrapers of Streeterville in Chicago’s near north side. This watercolor is a perfect blending of both pen & ink drawing and watercolor painting. One form of art compliments the other.
  2. Lake Michigan: Lake Michigan plays a vital role in this sunset drama offering a wonderful reflection that cast the images of the city skyline with the glorious colors of the setting sun.
  3. Color: The colors in this work of art are as important as the pen & ink line work. The glorious yellow and maroons are cast into the night sky as their colors fade way in the deep blue tones of the sky. The clouds with their gaseous structure give a wonderful full body structure to the tones making for a full and rich sunset cityscape.

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.

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Chicago Skyline Watercolor Painting At Lincoln Park #709

Chicago skyline watercolor overlooking Lincoln Park.

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Chicago skyline watercolor overlooking Lincoln Park

Chicago skyline watercolor overlooking Lincoln Park.

This article is about my watercolor painting of the Chicago, Illinois, skyline from Lincoln Park

Key elements of this work of art are as follows.

  • John Hancock Center
  • Landscape
  • Water
  1. John Hancock Center: The John Hancock Center is at the apex of the cluster of building that make up the skyline of the near north side or Streeterville. Adjacent the John Hancock Center is the Four Seasons Hotel and other office buildings and hotels. The structure is shown without it’s famous “x’s” which are part of the exoskeleton, rather, I have used loose watercolor to give us the form of this great structure.
  2. Landscape: The landscape here nicely complements the skyline above it. The dark greens of the trees and bushes work well with the sky above and the water below. In contrast to the lighter tones of the color of the skyscrapers, the greenery is darker and strong in tone, this is done so as to support the building which rise above it.
  3. Water: The water in the pond is moving in this scene, thus not permitting a reflection of the trees and skyline above. The tone of the sky is matched in the water below. Chicago skyline watercolor overlooking Lincoln Park

Stephen F. Condren ~ Artist

(312) 303-0207

stephen@condrengalleries.com

School of the Art Institute of Chicago ~ B.F.A.

Northern Illinois University ~ M.S.A. & M.S.Ed.

Veteran: United States Navy

All artwork is original and created by the artist, with no photographic or computer generated imagery. All rights reserved United States Copyright.