Sunday, March 13, 2011


Almost five years ago when I attended an art educators convention in Chicago, I was not able to book a room in the main hotel. In fact up until two weeks before the convention I had not heard back from a service that was supposed to find me a room. An orthopedists convention had complicated matters when it chose to switch its convention from New Orleans to Chicago. My understanding was that there were 80,000 of them versus the almost 5,000 art educators. Anyway, I ended up at the downtown Hampton Inn. It was a five-minute ride from the main hotel.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Lucky for me, the hotel was close to a wide variety of eating establishments. So, I did have a chance to try a variety of places nearby without having to taxi anywhere. Since the main hotel was a distance away and the March weather was so cold, I spent a lot more time at the hotel in the evenings. That brings me to my colors for this painting. They are comprised of the variety of greens I noticed in the Hampton Inn’s lobby, breakfast area and computer room. I combined colors to make this piece.


  1. Wow, sounds like you were lucky to get a room at all with so many people all there at once. Nice painting, Mo. The green colors make this a peaceful one.

  2. Daisy:

    The convention I attended used a Chicago "room finding service." That didn’t stop me from being anxious until a room was confirmed. Actually I was pleased with the location because it was near a number of restaurants downtown. I enjoyed dining at some popular ones.

    Thank you. ‘Glad to know peaceful came across in this painting. That’s what I was shooting for this time.

    Mo : )