Although I enjoy doing plein aire paintings most times that is not possible for me. So I paint from photographs, memories and gut feel for a subject as it speaks to me. This painting is oil on panel, 12x24, and titled "Winter Warmth" The photo I took in Paris was on an overcast winter day. I decided to edit the scene by showing a late sun pattern from the right hitting the buildings, street and some foliage. I like the way it turned out.