Photo was taken on a short day trip to Yellow Springs, OH and the Glen Helen forest. The red in the rocks is from the colorful minerals (iron + ?) flowing through the water.
This first sketch is on student grade paper - just a study to see what I can put where and what I want to change in the final painting. With landscapes, unless they are almost all imagination, I am going to do 3 versions with the 3rd being the final painting - maybe that will help me paint landscapes? We’ll see.