Monday, March 7, 2016

Return Visit

When I walked into The Signature Galley in Scottsdale, I was hoping this painting would still be there.  I saw it a little over a month ago and I fell in love with it instantly.  But alas, I can't afford the hefty price tag so I'll have to admire it until someone whisks it away.  The painting is called Taos Skies and the artist is Charles H Pabst.

Pabst has been selling paintings since he was 14 years old and after obtaining a degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University, he made Arizona his home and painting his career.

I love the way the paint in the sky is textured to almost sparkle under the lights while the blue on the bottom is smooth as satin.











On this trip to the gallery I discovered many more wonderful pieces also by Pabst.  All three of these would look great hanging on one of my walls.

I had a very, very busy weekend and I've accumulated a lot of photos to share.  So I'm going to save the rest of my Scottsdale Art Walk photos for future posts and start showing you some of the other things I experienced this last weekend.

13 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Very vivid colors -- and yes, the difference in paint textures is interesting!

Kathy said...

He uses light in a very colorful way. I like this style.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes! I think Taos Skies would look much more at home on my wall :) only kidding Sharon but I love his vibrant style!

Jacob said...

They are dynamic and reek delightfully of Arizona. You could, you know, take out a loan. Then you could look at your paintings AND your money hanging on a wall! :)

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous- such a vivid shade of blue!

Halcyon said...

I can see why you like it. The colors are very vibrant!

VP said...

I agree with you about these works!

cieldequimper said...

Yup, I'll take it and the pendant would be the cathedral...

RedPat said...

I love the intensity of color that hw uses!

Kate said...

You described the two different textures on the paintingg you love so that we can appreciate it, too. In the bottom photo, I think I recognised the church as the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe. Is the one on the right the church the one that Georgia O'Keeffe made famous close to Taos?

Kate said...

I meant that the one on the right is the Cathedral, and the one on the left is the O'Keeffe church.

Lois said...

It is beautiful work. He is very talented!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a very personal approach to the sky, since we usually think of it as open and clear. The bottom looks like water - in Arizona? We can allow plenty of artistic license.