I was down in Las Vegas this weekend and popped on over to Red Rock Canyon. I find that mornings and early evenings are the best times to paint these kinds of scenes because of how the sun affects the rocks. It creates some interesting shapes. I found this cast shadow particularly interesting falling on Rainbow Mountain just east of Red Rock Canyon.
It was such a nice day… It had to be in the 70’s. I wouldn’t have lasted very long if it was summer but winter feels just right.