This piece was my most recent submission to an art blog group I'm a part of. It's based on the theme, "In the Falling Snow". I wanted to do something simple for this week's project, and began thinking of what would appear interesting amidst falling snow. My first thoughts went to color and contrast: a blue backdrop, littered with white snowflakes, and contrasted by something vibrant and yellow-orange. Then the image came of a lone leaf floating to the ground. For the majority of the process I operated using this color scheme. While it worked, the placement of the leaf and some mistakes I had made earlier on caused the leaf to look out of place. I worked at it for some time, seeing what I could do to fix it. Eventually it came down to altering all the blues and cyans (plus some other colors) in the background to earthier tones. This changed my point-of-view to looking down on the leaf on the ground, and as a result seemed to work better. Enjoy!