This winter I’m painting outdoors. I was born and raised in Hamburg New York, where Buffalo NY’s snow really falls. So you may not know that if I weren’t suffering from excessive inertia, I’d move to a far more tropical locale. Nope, painting in the snow won’t come naturally. But it can’t kill me, right?
So the other day I inspected the handwarming offerings at REI and decided more is more. Hands will need to stay warm, they also need to be able to hold and manipulate a brush. Wish me luck. I don’t expect a repeat of last years record breaking winter heat.
From left: wool fingerless gloves with mitten with Velcro to keep the mitten up and out of the way, wool gloves that fit snugly and have rubber dot grippers, and glove liners with a pocket for the hand warmer and metallic threads to conduct the heat.
Also purchased, an insulated hat, long wool underwear and thermal socks. I already own some LLBean boots and a battered down coat decorated with oil paint.
So to any deer hunters out there- as experts at hanging out in the cold and yet still want to avoid frostbite – anything else I should try?