I much prefer the bare bones of a winter landscape to that of summer.
It strips bare, and rids the subject matter of unnecessary clutter. I paint the structure rather than the clothing; the skeletal remains rather than the war-paint.
There's always some colour in winter, whether it be from reflected light or from dead or alive plant life. However, I still prefer to work mostly in black and white.
I'm currently working on some larger paintings that, hopefully, will demonstrate a combination of both.
Watch this space.