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Pueblo Forms

16.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.1"D

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Charles Ash

SANTA FE, NM

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: browns, taos, pueblo, architecture, adobe, southwest, contemporary landscape, landscape

Media: ink, watercolor on paper

Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2017


Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico, the quintessential example of pueblo architecture. "Santa Fe or Pueblo style" was based on these and other pueblos in New Mexico. The organic nature of the masses was created as new rooms were added as the population grew. The soft forms of adobe architecture have always intrigued me and in many ways is the same approach as modern architecture.

Ink with watercolor washes, that is a little different from my usual approach. 16" x 12" image size, matted and ready to frame.

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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