We don't get snow in Portland, Oregon like the rest of the country does. When I moved here a long time ago I was told there is something called the 'Japanese current' that protects Oregon from harsh winters. (I really don't know what that is and if it is true or not). Today, if it is for real, the Japanese current must have been looking the other way, because we are sort of joining the rest of the country now with snow and cold.
All my usual events have been cancelled because of weather, so Dave and I watched a marathon of State of Play (a BBC episodic mystery) and we did venture outside for a little horseplay too. Brrrr!
I painted the above painting with gouache. I love how opaque it is. My gouache supply is getting low and I plan to buy more (if the weather ever lets me get back in the car again).
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Snow Angel, Gouache on gessoed 8x10 paper