x SOLD Datz, Stephen C. - Heart of Fire
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
- Size: 32'' x 48''
41.5" x 57.5 framed. Published in Western Art Collector, May 2018, page 92. "This painting is based on a study from a trip to Moab that I undertook in November of 2014. It shows the La Sal Mountains from the Spanish Valley area south of town at sunset. The geology of this area is very interesting and multi-faceted, and I was taken with how the red sandstone that characterizes the Moab area disappeared beneath the volcanic strata that make up the peaks. I also really enjoyed the contrast between the cold, snowy peaks and the vibrant, hot reds of the sandstone. This kind of broad and varied color harmony is something that is unique to the desert southwest, as is the close juxtaposition of both alpine and arid environments. It is always a thrill and a challenge to paint." - Stephen C. Datz