Today I returned to the Goldman Ponds with Luigi so he could take his last samples from the Dry Valleys. These ponds are located almost directly across the valley on the north side and up the mountain from Lake Hoare--a quick helicopter trip away. I did 2 small watercolors there--but my feet and then the watercolors on my palette were literally freezing so I quit and Luigi and took a walk to the other ponds. These are pictured below.
After doing several larger watercolor/gouache drawings and the book I have decided to continue small--tearing the 30 x 42" paper into 60 4 x 6 " so I can work fast and catch the infinite number of amazing views here.
Antarctic Windows Project 25-- 4.5 x 3.5" drawings in an accordion book
This evening Lake Hoare Camp is full. There are four carpenters, here to remove the polar haven--(a structure in the middle of the lake for researching a large drilled hole into the water.) Five members of the "stream team" (stream researchers) are here too--they come on the weekends to catch up on email, take the Sunday shower and do other work. Rae cooked up a huge pan of enchiladas and there were freshies--salad!!! a rarity out here.