Last year I started to work on a series of paintings which always feature the same two animals: a wolf and a squirrel. This is the fifth image within this series.
As in most of my paintings I focus heavily on creating enchanting atmospheric light as well as a lush vegetation. In this case I also wanted to capture the feeling you get when you walk out into the fresh winter snow. You hear the almost inaudible sound of falling snowflakes, you see the warm sunlight which is strong and bright and which illuminates the snow. The air is crisp and clear, you can smell a hint of resin from the fir trees. I wanted to capture all of this but also create an image which is warm despite the topic.