Living in Montreal — where winter begins in November (but is still technically autumn) and ends sometime in April (when it's actually spring) — gives me the chance to paint a lot of snow scenes. Many of them are done from my car studio, which is set up something like this: sketchbook leaning on the steering wheel, water container in the car's cup holder, brushes propped up next to the water bottle, and watercolour palette on the passenger seat. This works out pretty well, except for days when it's so cold that the washes turn to ice on the palette and I have to finish the paintings and sketches in the warmth of my studio.