This is a Spring time Plein-air , size 9 x 12 , I recently did trying to get going again on My plein-air work . Its something I love to do and it requires commitment . Now, this one isn't so bad, the valley floor was still colorless sorta, and the elevation is high and things hadn't begun growing yet - - -but warm enough most the snow was gone. We did not have much snow this year, and it is getting hot now even. This next group of rocks are on a sage brush hillside at a lower elevation, and different terrain altogether. I hope that difference shows.
This grouping of rocks is above the fields at the ranch in Dutch Valley and were in direct sunlight. I hope the painting doesn't seem odd without the sky showing---we are looking down a hillside!