Here is the view of the White Mountains we painted today at snowcamp. It was pretty cold, I believe it was about 10 below zero when we set up in the morning and I am not sure it got above zero all day. But we had fun, some of us went inside to warm up briefly but everybody was out all day. It turned out to be an equipment test, as usual. If you had the right equipment you were fine, if not you needed to go in and warm up now and then.
Some of the paintings looked real good and a lot of people were surprised that they could do it. They will have a heroic story to tell when they get home. At the end of the day we had dinner around an enormous round table and told painting stories and a few ghost stories.
Does this hat look good on me? Notice the ice on my mustache. Notice also please, the nice stonework behind me. Just to the right of my shoulder you can see the tool marks on the granite. This stuff was cut by hand . You can see the tool marks in the picture below too. You might notice also the real divided light 19th or early 20th century window in this one. I know, its a Yankee thing. But we like old stuff here.
There's a look of determination. Its 50 degrees colder outside than in your refrigerator.
Here I am doing a demo painting. I had a great time today. I really love painting snow. I think several others in the workshop got the same thrill. Winter is the best time to paint outside!