Artist's description:

The cottonwoods and willows along the shore of the Rio Grande. The bosque creates a lush environment in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. I saw the river with the trees as a living impressionist painting. A lush environment in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau.

This is the latest in a small series I am doing around the Rio Grande river. 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 21" x 14" image size, unframed

Perfect for home or office.

Image was photographed to represent original colors, but your monitor colors may vary the colors slightly.

The subjects I choose to paint tend to have an interesting massing, a layering of elements and a quality of light and shadow. 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.

Open skies, storms coming in, sweeping vistas, mountains and grasslands all call for broad strokes and bold light and shadows. I strive for an economy of color and execution that can bring a landscape to life. If I can capture the shadows, forms, space at a given moment with the flow of line and color, then I can start to feel that I have succeeded. Working in such a quick, expressive manner can be like playing a jazz riff, improvising with the moment. I start with the basic composition, placing elements as needed, some planning on where I want light and shadow. Then I throw away the sketch, the photograph, look away from the reality and let the paint, the brush and the water flow.

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Around The Bend On The River - Original Watercolor Painting (2017)

$630

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This artwork is sold by CHARLES ASH from United States

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