I've noticed that I need a very calm mind to paint. But these days, my mind is very agitated, thus the creation process is painful. It's like trying to be aware of the silence while listening to the radio.
It was a very cold day, without colors and shades. The sky was as white as the snow, in french we call this a "jour blanc", which means "white day". It not appreciated by skiiers, because we don't see the bumps.