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Plein air painting

Daniel James Yeomans / Plein air painting

(Blog & Video) In between Crevasses

Painting Aletsch Glacier, A Unesco World Heritage Site   I'm going painting on the Aletsch glacier. It's part of a Unesco World Heritage Site and is the longest glacier in the alps, stretching over 23km. It sits between the northern slopes of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Currently shrinking about 50m in length each year, and at the fastest point, up to 200m per year. Being here and painting here feels somewhat like looking at a 'nature mort'. A vase of flowers, that in a short period will no longer exist or at the very least, not look the same. It might have move, crack, or crumble any time soon. You hope not to be stood there when it does, it would be extremely...

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Daniel YeomansPainting landscapes 'en plein air' in Champery

Discovering ‘ La Région Dents du midi’ – in paint

‘La Région Dents du Midi’ and me:

Champery was the first Swiss mountain resorts I ever visited.  Back when I was racing mountain bikes at about 19 years of age I had stopped by on a road trip with some friends.  After visiting for a week or so I knew I wanted to come back again.  Skip 3 years and I was working as a ski instructor for the Freeride ski school in Champery.

Cabane des Violettes, Crans Montana, Switzerland. Sunrise. oil painting

Commissioning a landscape painting

Commissioning a landscape painting is unknown territory for many people. So I’m writing this blog to take you ‘behind the scenes’ and show the whole process of commissioning your own landscape painting from start to finish. What the process involves and which choices you might make as the commissioner.  This particular painting is being painted in the Swiss Alps.