This one was done as a deliberate echo of my 2017 painting, January Chill, which has a similar composition with sun shining through a twisted tree on a frosty west coast morning.
The thing that I love about this piece though is the introduction of the warm autumn colours contrasting with the cool shadows in the snow. It's something that I had never encountered before until our first winter in Calgary and I remember being absolutely enthralled. I couldn't stop taking photos around our neighbourhood and probably have a few more paintings I could do with all the shots from that day.
10" x 10" acrylic on canvas
Completed: February 2021