I spent our skiing holiday sketching snow. Well, somehow an obvious thing to do, I know. I just love snow so much that I had a lot of respect drawing it. Shari Blaukopf is an amazing artist who is an absolute master in drawing snow. So I learnt from the best by looking at her drawings, but also by taking her class on landscape sketching in watercolor on Craftsy.

Here you can see this week’s attempts:

This is the view out of our holiday apartment. The drawing is a bit inspired by Ian Fennelly’s work and I gave it to our lovely landlady. I normally do not gave away drawings, but thought, I might step out of my comfort zone.

I used my lunchbreaks in cabins to draw, looking at the amazing mountain panorama around the Sella Ronda in Alto Adige:

Watercolors can be incredibly bright. I always thought they would be dull and not lively at all, but had to think again. The rock turned out a bit too dark, I think.
Having a very nice lunch with this view was amazing. And I am surprised how many strangers approach me with praise for my drawings recently. I like how the snow turned out on this. Also the sky is fine- a real brush and not only a brush pen makes a big difference.

These are our traces after ski touring on mount Sief. The sky shows that a bit of storm was coming and the little cabins made the whole scene wonderful to look at.