I've been feeling cooped up lately. A combination of bad winter roads and extreme windchill temperatures has kept me mostly housebound for the past week. One of my regular outings is with my dog where I tend to let my mind wander as I soak in the various colours that can be found in the piles of white snow everywhere.
This painting is from a reference shot I took at one of my all time favourite places, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. We moved partly to be a lot closer to this beautiful places like this and I am looking forward to nicer days where I can explore again. When I was looking for my next subject, this image struck me because of all the blues and golds found in the sky and the snow. It felt bright, windy and cold to me.