I love painting all types of water. We all know water is clear in it's natural state, but it reflects what is around it and we can see though it. In this piece there are three elements of water, clouds, snow and the the river. I am attracted to the river the most because it's changing colors are quite beautiful. The river has the reflected blues from the sky and the greenish river bottom. Painting snow is fun too, it can be whiter than my canvas and dark blue in the shadows. But clouds are by far my favorite to paint. Clouds give me the best opportunity to be creative. I rarely paint what I see, I always change the color, size and shape. This painting will be up for auction at my online gallery, dailypaintworks.com later today.