Artist's description:

Sandstone buttes known as The Mittens tower over the desert floor in Monument Valley. The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé-Bii-Ndzisgaii, "Valley-of-the-Rocks". Throughout my life I have been inspired by the magnificent landscape of the west, especially those special places where the rock soars.

Another series of watercolors working to achieve a minimalist feel that have started called Canyonlands. In this case watercolor using quick strokes with a Japanese writing brush on rough watercolor paper. 12" x 16" image size, matted and ready to frame.
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.

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Monument Valley Butte - Original Watercolor Painting (2017)

$340

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This artwork is sold by CHARLES ASH from United States

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