Left: A diagram of a now non-existent snow pile. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
Sparked by snow pile drawings Ken made in 2010 I went over to the University to capture a massive almost 4-story high snow pile. It had been carted away.
Frozen ink which didn't dry created a painting problem for me on this cold day—You can read about that on the page. (On the recto page the large white area with brown stamp ink around it was a masked area made before I went off to sketch—I often prepaint my backgrounds in random ways.)
I won't be documenting my street as Ken did beautifully the other day. I don't have a clear view of anything from a window (trees and buildings obscure the views). I'd have to venture forth and I'd like the temperature to be at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit before I go out and sketch again. My hands were fine in my fleece fingerless gloves; I was able to keep the water in my Niji waterbrush fluid by holding it and keeping it in my coat's breast pocket; but I don't want to stand around and wait while ink unfreezes and then dries into the paper. I'm just silly that way.