It snowed heavily this morning. Big, fat, fluffy flakes came down steadily. It was wet, heavy spring snow, coating the trees, cars and ground. The roads melted to blacktop. I thought I was surely going to be painting a white on white scene today.
Then chores and tasks took more time that planned. The sun made an a appearance very late, just before sunset. I was in the middle of doing something in my studio when out of the corner of my eye I saw the sky begin to flame in gorgeous colors. I picked up my brush, grabbed a panel and set up immediately. The light, clouds and colors changed every 2 minutes. I would look at the sky, paint, look again and it would be totally different. Zap it was gone ! It all happened so fast I had to paint it from my studio looking out the window at the sky. There was no time to go outside and set up my easel. It was grab the scene or miss it. So I grabbed it.