Springtime in Calgary! Though almost all the snow had melted by the time I was finished. When I started the painting, it felt like I was just doing a study of beiges, so I had initially planned to put my tree in the foreground for interest. But then there was a lot more going on with the houses than I first thought, and I couldn’t bring myself to stick a tree in front of it all. Oddly enough, this is the first time I’ve painted the front steps on the houses across the street. I guess I usually just blur it all.