Well that's it for Snowcamp 1, next week, Snowcamp W. Above, are snow ghosts. I did a demo in the morning and these fierce spectres were watching me
Below is a shot of one of the fields below the inn, notice the guy painting in the lower left hand corner. Its big out there.
I talked about a number of ideas and methods this weekend. I taught how to paint the shadow side of something a different color than the light., using separate pigments. I taught about getting your color to vibrate and how to build up snow over a base of one color and layers of several others, and how to paint bare twigs against the sky. But most importantly I taught that you can paint outside in the cold and be comfortable and productive.
Here is one of those wraiths from the top of the page unmasked.
My hair used to look like that once. At this point we are painting on the back porch of the inn and out of the wind. It was a balmy 14 degrees. After the other day that seems like summer.
There is a pair of the official Snowcamp boots. This artist paints on copper, and it seemed to work real well. That's actually a traditional, if little used substrate. It is light, archival and very smooth. If you paint thinly it gives a nice surface.
I have three days down time and then I do it again.