Painting on a mountain is always a thrilling experience. The day I went up to paint this the wind was gusting and I had to tape everything down. It was also quite cold and my hands and face began to freeze as I was painting. Braving the elements like this made painting a different experience than being in my cozy warm studio. It also made my painting more alive, the light more tangible. There was a sense of urgency when I was painting the likes of which I never get when in my studio.