Cleveland with a Car

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Yes, we finally roadtripped out there a few weeks ago so M. could experience the gateway to the Midwest for himself. So, naturally, since there was a car involved, bikes came along too, and we spent lots of time during the weekend not actually in Cleveland but in the great network of parks surrounding the city.

Here at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, I was waiting for a group of kayakers to get into the water already, in the town of Peninsula. I spent a good 20 minutes waiting and then had to rush to get this little charcoal sketch done as they paddled off.

Kayakers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, Ohio

The next day, while M. went biking in Rocky River Reservation with my boss, I parked myself at the overlook and struggled with this mostly unsuccessful, overworked vista of the train bridge at Berea Falls.

Train bridge at Berea Falls, Berea, Ohio

Later, after brunch at Treehuggers Cafe, M. and I returned to find the path that leads down to the rocks. I sketched the rocks and water and then sketched M. drawing the train bridge.

Near Berea Falls, Berea, Ohio

M. drawing at Berea Falls, Berea, Ohio

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  1. yes i still lookat youtr art - always enjoy!

  2. Love your visual interpretations of CLE's rivers, flows, and infrastructure. You've got great eye to hand communication. ;).