Back home, I booked in for several sessions at Northern Print during April. Using my drawings (these two from previous trips) together with my memories of sunlight on snow I spent many hours absorbed in making some new monotypes.
Friday 5 February 2016
Inspirational Places 2
In March, eager for more snowy mountains, we set off for the Dolomites. Misurina was looking breathtaking under its mantle of snow with its icy mountains crowding in beyond the frozen Lago. Under moody skies or fair weather cloud, it never fails to enchant.
Waking to clear blue skies, I just had to head up to Cinque Torri with its spectacular panoramic views.
L. Marion Davidson, writing her travel guide to the Dolomites in 1912, begins, ‘The Dolomites! What are they? ROCKS! ROCKS! ROCKS! all in Capitals. Just ROCKS. ROCKS, sitting on top of mountains’. Gates of the Dolomites
A fortnight of delight followed, walking and drawing in some of my favourite mountains - the forbidding bulk of Sorapis, new perspectives on the distinctive Cadini di Misurina, a fantastic new viewpoint at Prato di Piazza only accessible by jeep (or skis) at this time of year - one to return to for its views of Cristallo and Croda Rosa.
I think they capture something of the spirit of the place in its winter glory.
Several of them are currently on display in the The Biscuit Factory Winter Show,
, until the end
of February 2016. Still time to catch them! Newcastle