Watercolor, 8½ x 11”, 140 lb Arches Hot Press paper
I did not change much from the reference photo other than to edit out the cars in the driveway.
You can see my first draft below. I actually thought at this stage that I was done. However, after coming back with fresh eyes, I decided that the shadows needed to be darkened further, and the trees needed to be lightened up and faded in detail. I also put a sunny glaze on the house and snow to reflect the photograph.