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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night....

Robert Genn and Sally Pearson painting in Silver Basin.

We had it all for Bob's trip, from sun to sleet and everything in between. A couple of snowed in mornings gave the opportunity for demos in the warm, cozy lodge, but as soon as the clouds lifted we piled into the helicopter and headed into the field to experience first hand high alpine plein air.

 Sunrise painting session at Hourglass Lake.

Painting above Kick Off

This spot had particularly great design elements, but truly the beauty of heli-painting in the Bugaboos is that every landing gives you a wealth of new material to draw from. Just as heli-skiing is the ultimate ski experience, heli-painting is a remarkable and unparalleled plein air experience. This whole thing started last summer when I suggested to Robert that this would be a pretty cool trip to offer. He agreed, we ran with it and the two inaugural trips we've  just completed were pretty outstanding. We will be presenting another trip like this next summer, please let me know if you would like to be notified once we have set dates.

Check out Robert Genn's current newsletter for more about this past trip.

I am currently taking a 3 day Dan Schultz workshop. He's a great teacher and I'm learning lots, will share some of it next post.


  1. It was a life changing experience I would wholeheartedly recommend - thanks, Liz, for your guidance and friendship! Check out my blog for more on the experience: