Snow Days

We don't get a lot of snow here in Tennessee but we have had two snowfalls in the past month.   This is inspired by the snow we had a few weeks ago.  Beautiful sunny day...light and fluffy...unlike today which brought us freezing rain then sleet then heavy snow to top it off under frozen grey skies.  I am including the pencil sketch and lay in of lights and darks (thank you Terry Miura) and then the final.  I like it.  

Well.....5 days into this ice sleet snow repeat cycle here.  The sleet is coming down as I type this.  I painted this afternoon while the light was good...for the obvious reason......and thinking that should the power go out there will be no studio time tonight.   Here is what I did: