Like most artists, I will often take some artistic liberties with my paintings. I will add something like snow on a mountain long after the last of the snow melted. Or in some cases I will take it away, using my memories of greener times to influence my work. I will often do a quick study while outside then work on a larger piece in my studio using the original study as my inspiration. Light changes quickly so I will take photos to help remind me of what it was that captured my interest in the first place but photos never come close to capturing what the naked eye sees while out in the field.