Painting snow or a snow storm is a challenge. The variations of white and the flat light can make it difficult to come up with a compelling composition. From my workplace I can look out over Independence Mall and see the snow storms roll in. The buildings, park, and bare trees created a stark group of flat shapes. I had fun piecing it together like a puzzle. I found some inspiration from Gustave Caillebotte’s Rooftops Under Snow .
A post script: My friend Al, sent me a link to an NPR piece on Caillebotte's work, and you can see more on Caillebotte's work here.