This type of view made it worthwhile to hike into the mountains, even with 35+ pound packs and 3.5 hours of mostly up. By staying overnight at the Kokanee Glacier Hut, we were able to capture the post-storm morning beauty of the area on our cameras — and in our memories.
Brigitte Desbois, Lorraine Bell-Lebedoff, Darrin Markvardsen and myself enjoyed 3 days of plein air painting in a variety of weather. It’s amazing how the rain can turn paint into puddles of gray goo, but we managed to pull off a few paintings. And there was good weather too. We were fortunate that the snow storm that blew sideways was during the night and while we were snug in the log hut.
Brigitte’s lovely choice of colours beautifully captures the feel of the area.
I was most impressed by Lorraine, who completely ignored the rain storm while we scurried to cover. What concentration!
Note to self: don’t paint under trees with melting snow…Lorraine did not enjoy the experience.
Darrin is a new painter who took the summer off of work to grow his burgeoning art skills.
I managed to finish the painting below as my paints turned into puddles.