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Aspen Colors 2 - Original Watercolor Painting

8"W x 12"H x 0.1"D

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Charles Ash

SANTA FE, NM

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: wilderness, new mexico, southwestern, aspens, trees, contemporary landscape

Media: watercolor on paper

Size: 7.5"W x 11.5"H x 0.1"D

During a day hike at the end of summer looking out into the wilderness forest.; the colors are starting to change. Another in a series of watercolors working to achieve a minimalist feel. A fun way to bust loose and explore with watercolors using quick strokes with a Japanese writing brush on rough watercolor paper. 7 1/2" x 11" image size, matted and ready to frame Perfect for home or office. Image was photographed to represent original colors, but your monitor colors may vary the colors slightly.

I love working quickly using a calligraphy brush on rough paper, going for the zen of the moment. I keep the colors pure while at the same time letting the paper do the work; looking for happy accidents that I can exploit. Many times I will take a scene and modify the composition to minimalize the basic elements to maintain a deceptively simple beauty. The subjects I choose to paint tend to have an interesting massing, a layering of elements and a quality of light and shadow. I am always looking for new views and experiences. As I travel, should I come across a striking scene I may simply take a picture for future reference, draw a quick sketch or paint on site. Many times I will remember scenes and sketch from memory while I have an idle moment. My work draws from the forms, colors and experiences of the desert Southwest; an enjoyment in the act of painting expressing a simpler, more casual approach to life.

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