x SOLD Stephen C. Datz - High Desert Winter
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
- Size: 30'' x 60''
36" x 66.5" framed. Roan Plateau in western Colorado. "It can be truly said that some of my most favorite things in all the world are junipers, sagebrush, and desert rocks with a generous helping of snow. I never tire of painting these simple things in their seemingly infinite and often surprising variety. This view is the southwest escarpment of the Roan Plateau in western Colorado, just a few miles east of DeBeque. Like the Bookcliffs closer to Grand Junction, the "erosional morphology" of the Roan Plateau makes for a fascinating subject, especially on days such as this when the snow highlights the vertical faces of the cliffs, producing gorgeous blue shadows and bouncing light into and around all the little canyons and crevices there. It's kind of amazing to think that this landscape, which owes its shape and character to water's work, sees so little of it each year." - Stephen C. Datz