Exhibition in Germany
My wintery painting, ‘Early November Snow on Brunni‘ is currently on display as part of a wonderful exhibition Curated by Nicole Eller at the Hinterzarten Tal Museum in Germany.
You can see more about how I painted this painting in the Press section. An article in The Swiss Newspaper ‘Obwaldner’ about How my paints are prepared and my painting methods for pLein air painting.
For this particular painting I used Ski touring equipment to hike up during Winter time to the desired painting spot overlooking a mountain refuge, the ‘Angel Mountain’ and the valley at the bottom known as Engelberg. The time of day I chose to paint this view was early, too early to take the lift, so I had to make use of my skins and skis to hike up. Once I was on the spot i use snow shoes to keep dry but There are also some great Winter boots you can find which will keep your feet warm, and if the snow is not too deep that will be enough.
Painting in these kind of areas can be quite a challenge, and quite often its not the painting but the getting to and from which becomes the struggle. I have designed my painting equipment around one of my favourite ski touring backpacks so that everything I need will fit inside. My canvas (with or without paint on) can be strapped to the front of the pack using string which is stapled to the back of the canvas itself. Once your finished painting you can quite simply ski, back down the mountain being careful not to catch the wind on the canvas if it is large.
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