x SOLD Stephen C. Datz - Winter's Grace (PLV90469-0520-012)
- Medium: Oil on Canvas Board
- Circa: Contemporary
- Size: 8'' x 8''
13.75" x 13.75" framed. "The Grand Valley of Colorado is a place of remarkable beauty and stunning vistas, but there are times each winter when we experience temperature inversions, with cold air settling down in the valley and becoming very still. Under these conditions, the Colorado River steams, as it is warmer than the ambient air, and the result is a persistent fog that obscures the big vistas and reduces the landscape of the valley to simple shapes and elements, creating opportunities for the intrepid and cold-tolerant painter to enjoy, and capture, rare effects of light and atmosphere. This is one of the most beautiful winter sunrises I have ever seen here, and I have never seen anything like it since. A moment of sublime grace and compelling evidence that even seemingly harsh or dull weather can produce amazing effects of light." - Stephen C. Datz