I took a snow day off from work today. This winter continues to be rough. They said on the news that this is #5 in the most snow for January ever. So I spend some time in the studio today.
I was planning on using one of my tiny pastels as a reference, and decided to do an oil wash under painting. I was using a previously gouache toned 230 grit UArt sanded paper. Process shots below. I feel I still need to do something else to the foliage - either soften or go more graphic. I actually like the feel of the trees in photo #5 the best. I will let it sit for a few days before I do more: