Awhile back Crystal, the dogs and I went for a walk in the neighborhood of Manitou. It was a lovely day, the temperature was just below freezing and the light was fantastic. Sometimes I think she hates going for walks with me because I am forever stopping and gawking or commenting on the beauty of the surroundings. Driving is even more dangerous as I tend to look sideways or behind me as I hurtle down the highway! Anyways, back to this painting. Low contrast paintings are difficult to execute but very rewarding when you have a bit of success with them. I am satisfied that this one somewhat captures the moment.