This Spring, I'm enjoying every chance I get to paint outdoors! And I'm getting lots of opportunities to do so. The above photo is from Malvern, Ohio, near the home of my partner's family and their business called Family Disability Services, also known as The Farm. Amery is leading a sound and music workshop there for 3 months, and I've been happy to help out with documentation during the workshop hours. In the afternoons, I've been loving the opportunity to walk around the lake and find places to paint. Although I feel very familiar with the area, having visited for many years now, the landscape is still slowly opening itself up to me. Ohio's landscapes have a subtle yet strong beauty to them that I am appreciating more and more as time goes on.
Here is the finished painting from above - Clouds over Beacon Lake - 9" x 12" oil on canvas panel.
You may have noticed my companion in the first photo, Camus is our new puppy! A 6 month old mutt, he has been pronounced many possible breeds including Cattle Dog, Beagle, Catahoula Leopard Dog, and even Sharpei.
A handful and a sweetheart, we rescued him from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. I'm always happy when he'll hang out with me while I paint, but most of the time he would rather be running around and getting into trouble.
Spring in Northeast Ohio comes with a fair share of snowstorms - this was painted the day after a blizzard, from a cozy perch inside my van. Sandy Creek, 9" x 12" oil on panel.
Boulders and Melting Snow, 6"x 8" oil on panel
And sometimes, it's just too cold to go outside! This was painted from indoors, looking out the window.
The Hill in Snow, 6" x 8" watercolor and gouache on carton, in the collection of Sarah & Todd Donnelly.
Storm Passing Over Marshlands, 8" x 10" oil on carton.
This was painted very quickly in the late afternoon, as a rainstorm started blowing in. I love the purple light that comes with that time of day right before a storm.
Lake Study, 8" x 10" oil on panel.
The Pond 7" x 9" oil on canvas panel.
This was a lovely spot to paint. I was kept company by many frogs and birds, and two owls calling to each other in the near woods.
My spring in Malvern, Ohio continues, as Amery and I go up there 3 days per week until June 1st, so I'll be happily painting the continuing changes of the season.