It was a beautiful day at Shelby Farms. The clouds were transitioning to light blue, pink and orange before my eyes, which always creates a fun challenge and usually a fun outcome when painting a landscape on the spot en plein air.

I’ve been playing with my materials, moving to a bit more pastel palette, which suits the seasonal spring colors. I’m always tweaking, and like the fact that almost every painting is an experiment!

11×14″ acrylic, chalk and oil pastel on paper.