This painting was inspired by a recent hike after our first snow of the season. It didn't hang around for long because the temps rose again, but in the shadow side of the mountains it remains for weeks. I love how the leaves of some of the trees are still hanging on, even after very cold temperatures and winds. I tried to remain looser with this one, blocking in the background shapes first then using my palette to add the color to the trees. Only at the end did I add the lovely detail of the aspen trees and their branches. Hope you ENJOY!!