Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humidity...


and it's not the cold, it's the wind.
The temperature this morning was not that bad, maybe upper 20's t0 low 30's. But the wind. Geeeez. It would blow gusts so strong it would pick up snow and blow it sideways to almost whiteout conditions. It looked like something in the Dakotas. Fortunately it was just those heavy gusts that caused it and I could get a little done between. But it was still bad. So bad that I bailed out after one. Had enough.
Hopefully the wind will settle down a bit tomorrow and I can get something done.

6 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

To me it's amazing that you paint in these conditions. They are unfathomable to a southern Californian. :)

And the paintings look spectacular!

Denise Rose said...

Wow! These are so great though Kevin, wind and all! Love everything about them!

Kevin Menck said...

Jeremy - Yeah, sometimes it's amazing to me too.

Denise - Thanks! Had to chase a windswept paper towel across the cornfield on that first one. With a tail wind they can move pretty fast. Or maybe I'm just getting slower.

Gary Keimig said...

Great job Kevin. Nice blog and art.
Congratulations on the OPA pick. It is a good 'un. Working on my western submission this week.

Lisa said...

You called it "bailing out" to paint one painting in yesterday's weather? I painted "just" one on that gusty day, too, and I felt like a war hero! I still have a headache from yesterday. By the way, I finally uploaded a post about your last workshop on my blog. I'll post snow paintings when my headache goes away.

greggart said...

Couldn't agree more Kevin. The wind is brutal. It's the only thing that has ever forced me to stop. As usually nice work. I think you paint snow very well, can't wait to see more!