Igloo on the slopes of Duval.


Wow, what an achievement at minus 16 and what a fabulous result!

At 16 we all did stuff we would think twice about now. But how brave you were. The result is great.

I have just re read your post Rupert . Ok it was minus 16, not your age 16......lol. Still like the painting what ever your age .

Well done. Perhaps this would have been a good opportunity to use watercolour pencils and apply the water, when back in the warm. Wonderful painting though Rupert.

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14 x 22 inch watercolour and pencil on paper. I painted this at - 16. The paint ( winsor and Newton whole pans ) are fine but the water freezes on contact with the paper. It's more a case of shunting plateletes of ice round the paper before they stick in place. The Herring plastic palette is so nice to use, and, unlike a metal one, does not stick to my hands at the temperatures.

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Rupert Cordeux

Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic. 1984 - 1985 Wolverhampton Polytechnic School of Art and Design. 1985 - 1988 Overall winner of Watercolour Challenge in 1999 after which I turned professional. Birmingham Watercolour Society Associate Member of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

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