A few weeks back I visited The National Gallery, solely on the hunt for paintings that depicted snow as research for the book I’m working on. However the painting that I couldn’t move away from was this one, which was only bought by the gallery in 2014. It’s huge, and beautiful, I love those pearly swirls of smoke and deep shadows, the colour palette, the working horses with the skyscrapers in the distance, and I can really feel the cold on my cheeks. I looked at some Bellows drawings when I got home for the 'Cliff Dwellers’, and found them pretty interesting see below. If you want to know more about Bellows here’s a link.