Cathedral Rock Reflections in Oak Creek
Type: Oil on linen panel
Cathedral Rock is an iconic view of the red rock country that surrounds Sedona, Arizona. The calm-water reflections here are in Oak Creek. A hundred yards downstream, the water is much more rapid. My original painting of this scene was a study done en plein air, and I chose the calm water because I liked the mirroring effect. This was done around 9:00 in the morning, so much of the scene is backlit.