Well known Canadian landscape painter and writer Robert Genn sent out his most recent twice-weekly letter today in which he talks about plein air painting by helicopter in the Bugaboo mountains of British Columbia. I was fortunate to be able to participate in that trip in September 2010.
There will be an exhibition of work by both Robert Genn and The Bugaboo Ten (the painters who accompanied him and artist/guide Liz Wiltzen on the trip) at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Alberta. The address of the gallery is 201 Bear Street. The opening is on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, so come by and check out some of the paintings created during (or inspired by) that fabulous excursion.
The piece shown above was painted while holding a brush in one hand and an umbrella in the other (to try and fend off the freezing rain and snow) while occasionally having to grab the easel before it was blown over. Plein air painters are hardy types!
Click here to read what Robert Genn has to say about heli-painting.