Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona, winds all the way from Flagstaff to the north to the Verde River to the south. On its way, it passes through Red Rock Crossing. Beloved by photographers, painters, yoga enthusiasts and the lone hiker, this spot affords a classic, iconic view of Cathedral Rock as reflected in the clear waters. It was a hot day when I painted this in the spring, and I think you get some idea of the heat in this painting.
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