Wednesday, 7 December 2011
This Christmas I will be travelling to Nepal to trek to Everest base camp, a journey which I hope will provide plenty of great reference for future paintings. Snow Spirit, shown here, was painted some time ago and I have always felt uneasy about painting rocks and mountains I have never seen. It is the little details of lichens, dead grasses and the way rocks tumble together which you cannot invent or take from other habitats. I shall be studying these with as much interest as I will the amazing views in the Kumba. Just hope that with temperatures of -10C to -30C I will be able to hold a pencil and sketch!