On Tuesday, my friend Lynn and I found a few patches of remaining snow and began painting. At the end of our two hours, our subject changed dramatically. Where once we had a hillside of snow, it was all gone! The temps reached the 60s that afternoon making it a great day to paint. We hiked about a mile back to our cars in mud and slush making it a great workout too.
Since there is no ice or snow along the lakeshore this year, I am focusing on painting trees in the winter. I sometimes feel like my brain is "mush" after these paintings of all the complicated branches and patterns. So I try to simplify the subject as much as possible. Every brushstroke is a learning experience!