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Pinon Hill - Original Watercolor Painting

7.00"W x 11.00"H x 0.1"D

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Charles Ash

SANTA FE, NM

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: northern new mexico, contemporary, landscapes, trees, southwestern, pinon

Media: watercolor on paper

Size: 7"W x 11"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2016

It's the end of summer and time to start harvesting the pinon nuts surrounding the villages and towns in Northern New Mexico. The smell of roasting green chili is the harbinger to the perfume of pinon smoke when the weather turns colder.

Another 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" 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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