From 2009... The rain was continuous and cool. Plein air opportunities were going to be limited. I headed down an icy road south from Highway 60 looking for a place to paint the Oxtongue River. I was concerned that the Subaru would break through the ice crust that was about a foot thick above the bed of the road. There was certainly a lot of slush underneath the ice crust from all the rain. The storm that was foretold in the previous paintings with Lawrence Nickle, certainly developed. As a result I only took time to do this "out the window sketch" of the forest. This is the first time that I really used my steering wheel easel. It was fantastic. The temperature remained a steady and cool plus 8 Celsius throughout the painting.