Stephen C. Datz - Silent Echoes
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Panel
- Size: 32'' x 48''
39.25" x 55.25" framed. Location: Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument, CO. Artist comments: I first discovered this remote place 20 years ago, after having seen an Ansel Adams photo of it. I camped for 3 days and painted, and since then it has remained one of my most favorite places on the planet. This painting comes from a trip last fall that I made with the express intent of research for a large scale nocturne. The large rock is called Steamboat Rock, and this view of it is end-on. This point on the Green River is just below the confluence with the Yampa (which comes in below the big butte in the right background of the painting). I timed my trip for a “supermoon”, when the moonlight would be at its brightest, and thankfully nature cooperated with clear skies. The magic of this place was positively sublime on this bright and lovely autumn night.