Datz, Stephen C.

Datz, Stephen C. - Watch Your Step

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Datz, Stephen C. - Watch Your Step

  • Oil on Canvas Board
  • 12'' x 24''
  • $3,600.00
  • PLV90469-0518-001
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18" x 30" framed. "This is a morning view of the rim country above Phipps Canyon, which is a tributary of the Escalante River. My wife and I had camped up here the night before for our planned day hike into Phipps Canyon, and as is typical for me I was struck by the geometric character of the landscape here, and the interesting way that light and shadow patterns fell on account of that character. I was also struck by the myriad of color created by light bouncing into the shadowed areas - each facet of the rock face took on a slightly different tone depending on which direction it faced and how much incidental light was falling on it. I have sketched here on a number of occasions but it has always been a sufficient challenge that I have never felt quite successful in figuring out how to paint it. This is the first painting I have done of this subject that I feel does it justice." - Stephen C. Datz