My latest oil landscape. 12 x 16 inches. Yes, more snow in the painting. LOL. This was a tough one as far as getting the light right. The foregound and midground were under cloud shadow. And the far mountains and hill had direct sunlight.
This is based on a photo I took last May, when there were still some remaining snow banks left here and there.
I wasnt concerned that much with an actual focal area. In these expansive scenes, I like the idea of taking the viewer on a trip through the painting. Starting in the forground, moving into the distance, while enjoying a few treats along the way.