One of hundreds of red rock formations around
the Sedona, AZ area. Being from the midwest this area
was very exciting for me and not the typical landscape.
This was started as a plein air piece and then finished
at the home where we were staying. Such a variety of colors
caused me to change my entire palette to get what I was
looking for. Course I was on the constant lookout for
Rattle snakes. I found it was hard to paint while
looking over your shoulder and around your feet.
One guide told me he had been hiking the trails for
26 years and had never seen one. Ummm I didn't believe him.