I have been enjoying making small paintings of large views. I have noticed that in terms of scale if you want to capture a large vista you have to make it small.
I had put it aside for a long time as just something I would have to think about. I realized a few weeks ago that I needed to change the composition, move away from the source photos and add some diagonals on the right.
I was also never happy with the color, it always seemed too flat. Of course, the photo was taken on a day with very flat light, but I really liked the colors and light in the two other paintings from this time, and so I decided to change this one to be more like the others. No more blue rocks - and a bit more purple.