River Valley

14.00"W x 10.00"H x 1.0"D

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Charles Ash


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: rocky, artist, southwest, mountain, southwestern, impressionist, landscape, watercolor, painting, landscape, cottonwood, colorado, valley, original, yellow, abstract, mountains, river, arkansas

Media: watercolor, paper, arches

Size: 14"W x 10"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

Along the Arkansas River in central Colorado. Another in a series of small watercolor paintings using quick strokes with a writing brush on rough watercolor paper. 14" X 10" image size, matted and ready to frame.

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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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