I painted out side the other day. It was cold to say the least…7 degrees was the temperature at 10AM. It is a great experience if you are dressed appropriately. There is nothing like being there in the moment to see the colors accurately and get the real feel of the place(which photos can not do). The sun was shining brightly(it actually felt warm on my back). I couldn’t beat the view, you could see for miles off the ridge I was standing on. The shadows in the snow were a gorgeous purpley- blue. I will use this plein air study as a reference to paint a larger piece in my studio.