|The truly incredible Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire|
Spent the weekend in the snow with painting buddy Todd Bonita.
|Volpe posing for a feature in "Plein Air Pin-Ups"|
|Willard Metcalf, The White Veil (1909)|
They aren't Metty's strongest paintings (I think the ones in full sunlight have more life and better design), but the grays convince with subtle shifts in value and warm and cool tonalities.
|Willard Metcalf, The Enveloping Mantle (1920)|
|Todd B. in action.|
|River painting underway.|
|I look cold for a reason.|
|The Intervale, 6x8 oil sketch.|
|Todd B. painting "the veil" in relative comfort.|
They love winter here. Besides downhill and cross-country skiing, they do sled dog rides - one ripped across the road as we drove up to the hotel. Click here for the proof (link's not working great, sorry).
|Lobby of the Mount Washington|
The building has an enormous wrap-around veranda where nothing's stopping one from setting up an easel and painting any number of gorgeous views while stepping inside for refreshments between paintings.
|Snowy peak, 5" x 7" from the hotel porch.|
|Study of hills from the hotel porch.|
|Abstract snowy mountainside, also from the porch.|
|A stranger in paradise.|
In the meantime, there's still plenty of room in my spring White Mountain workshop as Crawford Notch Artist-in-Residence at the AMC Highland Center lodge. That plein air workshop will run May 3-6, 2015. Check here for more info on that.
|Willard Leroy Metcalf keeping it real.|