Top of the World by David Atkins

Painting at 4000ft from Mosso near Bielmonte in Italy.

 Painting the stunning, panoramic view towards Monta Rosa from Mosso in Italy. It looks a lot colder that it actually was. It was so quiet too. This is my second trip to this region of Piedmont in Northern Italy and the winter conditions have provided a much different experience and challenge from the ones encountered last spring. I am here for a few weeks to further explore the region and revisit some of the places that inspired me last time. ( daivd-atkins.com ).  My thanks to Manuel Capella for sending me the photo.      

Painting the stunning, panoramic view towards Monta Rosa from Mosso in Italy. It looks a lot colder that it actually was. It was so quiet too. This is my second trip to this region of Piedmont in Northern Italy and the winter conditions have provided a much different experience and challenge from the ones encountered last spring. I am here for a few weeks to further explore the region and revisit some of the places that inspired me last time. (daivd-atkins.com).

My thanks to Manuel Capella for sending me the photo.

 

 

The Snowman by David Atkins

It has been a while since I had the opportunity to paint the snow in Dorset.  I paced all my equipment on to a sledge and hiked it over to the fields a mile away.  It was bitterly cold and I wasn't sure how long I would be able to stand out in it.  I have come to realise that it is never as bad as you think and after six hours my hands were getting a little cold. I did get rescued in the form of hot soup made by my friend Damelza and delivered by my wife and daughter.  

The snow had all gone the next day.

Painting in London by David Atkins

Painting on the banks of the Thames  in London, is such a thrilling experience. On those bright, winter mornings the light across the river to St Paul's is breathtaking.  Passers by, who stopped to chat, included many tourists, joggers, vloggers, artists, an actor and a playwright.  All made it a great experience.

On the Southbank, Looking Towards St Paul's Cathedral.  81x92cm oil on board