I spent a week in Sedona early April, to attend a workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson. I got some goos critique and instruction, and great experience with the small group of people that attended the workshop. Sedona has some really interesting landscape, and really quite inspiring.
The lesson for the day was values, and how you only needed 4 main values to convincingly convey a landscape. I set out on my own in the afternoon and tried to apply that principle into this painting. This was also my first painting that was nearly all done with a palette knife. It was fun and sometimes frustrating. As is so much in art, I guess!