I came to Crested Butte with no plans. Unusual for me. I just knew I wanted to see snow and mountains and aspens. I almost didn't take my pastels! Thank goodness for the portability of my Heilman sketchbox. I threw it in my bag at the last hour. I'm glad I did because I couldn't have known I'd meet a fellow pastelist who wanted to go out painting!
Becky is a Facebook friend who saw I was in town and and invited me out for coffee. We had a wonderful visit and made plans to get together to paint. She took me to a beautiful spot which had amazing 360 views right from our parking spot. I had to laugh when she said we should walk down the road for better views!
I found a solid snow bank to set down my box. Luckily my case is semi waterproof. I remembered my wipes this time! There was ice and snow everywhere so without an easel I just held my little board and painted standing up!
We head home tomorrow after a wonderful time. Not only did I get to paint I thoroughly enjoyed working on my sketchbook which is something I've been wanting to do! More on this later!