A revisit to the Mountain

It has been 2 years ago since creating a series of abstract paintings that came out of nowhere. I was to exhibit at Undercroft gallery. I let my mind take a vacation, let my hand be free to any color of pastel…exploring what my intuition wanted to say (see.) The series I coined; Mountain Pantone’s.This oil series took on an identity of its own. Rectangle shapes, long jagged lines, skinny horizons float in the distance. I felt like I was somewhere else, an interesting land Which was foreign to me.

Mountain Pantone series | Oil pastel on board | 12×12

With each stroke I felt like I was creating colorful mountains, caves, adventures unseen. I painted using the hand held jumbo Sennelier Oil Pastel on MDF board. The tones chosen held an earthy and spiritual vibe. A mixture of purples, blues, browns, Chartreuse, mac n’ cheese yellow, orange, black and white. I’ve only created 6-7 pieces from the abstract idea I held. I feel theres more left within me. I Untapped Oil painting techniques unexplored. More possibilities. This must be what it’s like to know about a buried treasure. I made sure to itch the nagging feeling today. I am so Ecstatic with the results!

-“I can taste color” (3 panel oil painting on board)

I wrote a poem below. And I know I am not a poet or the best writer…but I enjoy writing one to Occupy a finished piece.

Mountain Pantones

An idea sketched

I color in…

The hips of the hills

Bare bones

Mountain pantones

Call me in

Colors of the desert

No rest until

Crevasses unseen

Are now painted

-Ashton

Maybe Arizona flowers will be next… stay tuned!