"Mitten Ridge" 12x16, oil
It's not often we get to paint snow in Sedona, but a brief period of cooler weather has given us painters a wonderful opportunity. Although there's none left to speak of in town, the higher slopes are still snow-clad, especially on the shadowed sides.
Yesterday, the workshop went up to the Midgely Bridge pull-off to paint a view of Mitten Ridge. It was a glorious view with the ridge backlit and just a little sun spilling down into the snow field. A thin ceiling of cloud scattered the sun's light and warmed up the shadows. On a clear day, I would have painted the shadows distinctly cool with prominent blues and violets. This day, however, I added a bit of red and green to the mixture.
By the way, we had beautiful weather. Mid-50s, gentle breeze and plenty of sun!