We are in the midst of the second blizzard and the fourth major snow storm in a three week period- SO much snow. Most of our time these days involves shoveling and staying warm. But- snow days do have some great aspects that you never experience otherwise- great time together, good food, rest, reading and of course time to create. I had a wonderful morning in the studio creating this large piece reflecting my impressions of the storms that have come in waves recently. There is both a violence and a calm- days of stark white and skies of bright blue. I don't often paint abstracts, but when I do I find them to draw on emotion and to require a different focus and intensity. Really a great experience.