Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan our winters are longer than most. I love this time of hibernation and painting studio works, as opposed to plein air paintings outdoors. Not that I don't paint outdoors at this time of year... just not as often as during the summer.
Here is a painting I completed in Arizona. I think it reflects the brightness of the climate there.
Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
19571 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI