Englishman John Hoffman had some work done on his house’s chimney this fall. The scaffolding was too tempting for him to resist.
“The guys had not been back for a bit, so I got my ladder and had a climb up, with my homemade pochade box, just for the challenge of a strange viewpoint,” Hoffman says. “Because of my job as a historic-barn renovator, I am used to heights. While up there the conditions were frosty and a bit slippy underfoot, with a lovely cold wind that cut the temp down a bit.”
Hoffman says he wasn’t thrilled with the painting he got out of the experience, but he feels certain he’ll get back up chimneyside for another try.