I've painted this composition many times before but there's something about its simplicity and the way it depicts the stark landscape of Vermont in winter that I find compelling. For me, it's helpful to paint the same subject repeatedly. The more familiar I am with a subject and the more I internalize the outer representative characteristics of it, the more spontaneous and interpretive the painting becomes. I can let go of the details and focus on the overall effect. In other words, I can let the painting breathe.