x SOLD Stephen C. Datz - Such Glory Followed the Gale
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
- Circa: Contemporary
- Size: 24'' x 24''
32" x 32" framed. "The view here is a small section of the Bookcliff's near my home. A few winters back, we had a very robust snowstorm that put down nearly a foot of snow, and the timing of the storm's departure coud not have been better: It cleared just at sunset. This kind of light, with so much snow on the ground, is exceptionally rare and does not last long, and I made a beeline out to the area to get some photo reference. The Bookcliffs are a very challenging subject under even ordinary circumstances, and the dynamics and subtle shifts in the otherwise very vivid colors of this scene elevated that challenge considerably. It ultimately took me several years to work this idea through to a point I was satisfied with. Kind of ironic that it took me so long to compose and paint a scene that was so fleeting." -Stephen C. Datz