Appreciating "peas" ....or snow

Ok... it's snowing again.... and when it snows...well. Reminds me of a little family story from the 50's or 60's (that is not the current temperature, by the way). My cousin, Brenda, while expressing frustration to our farming grandfather over eating peas meal after meal was told by my grandfather, "When we have peas in the garden, we eat peas." I see that as a good lesson of resourcefulness artists almost unknowingly and naturally follow. When at the shore, we paint the shore, when in the mountains, we paint the mountains. The snow this winter has been too beautiful to not be influenced by it.
The top painting is 24x36... almost finished... I"m still thinking. The bottom painting is the same painting but a few days earlier. The under-painting is yellow. The trees were painted in dark green for the composition and structure. Then the blues, creamy light yellows, and whites were added. Hope this helps you to appreciate your "peas".

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