Before attending Ontario Collage of Art in Toronto I had made up my mind that working from photos was some how not the way to real "Art".
So all through my 4 years of Collage I did all my drawing and painting from careful observation. This meant that I had to go out in the winter to do a snow scene. Here I am back in the mid 70's doing a drawing on my parents farm of their barn. I did the drawing outside and the watercolor that was also some 40" wide indoors, the color was from memory.