Tuesday, January 31, 2012
For some reason I usually end up painting Craftsbury even when I'm in other places, even if they're pretty cool. Right now I'm in Slovakia racing at the biathlon U-26 European Championships. The hills around here remind me of home though. This painting is from a photo of Clare Egan skiing in Murphy's field after our big Thanksgiving snow storm this year. I raced the sunset from Elinor's to Murphy's, and when I got there it had gotten at least 10 times better!
Friday, January 27, 2012
I'm testing this blog to see what it looks like with a post. At least the writing doesn't seem to be in Slovak anymore!
The idea of this blog is to be a visual blog, not a writing blog. But I guess I'll write a little bit when I post pictures of my paintings, or whatever other pictures I might post.
This painting is from a photograph I took last week while in Ridnauntal, Italy. With some friends, I hiked with sleds up a snowy trail to the Stadlalm--a hut where they sold food and drinks. We drank small Weissbiers, and then sledded all the way back down the switchbacks.
I was in Ridnaun training for biathlon. It snowed at least a foot while I was there, and there was probably almost 3 feet total. Luckily it eventually stopped snowing and the sun came out!
I've tentatively titled this "Towards the Stadlalm".
It's watercolor, 8 x 12 in.