23 August, 2016

Portrait




M. Cézanne. 2016. Pastel, Dry Ground & Graphite. 9.5" x 9." Casey Klahn.


16 August, 2016

Room to Breathe.




Morning Forest. 2015-16. Pastel, Oil & Graphite. 14" x 11." Shown with mat. Casey Klahn.

04 August, 2016

Dream Workshops!

I have to pinch myself at the prospects of the workshops that are coming up. Croatia! New Mexico! A demo at IAPS! Also, I am in the planning stages for Indiana, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City. Planning is going out to 2018.

First, let's talk about the beautiful European gem, Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea. Instructors Ellen Eagle, Karen Margulis and others have reported wonderful experiences and I feel we're in for a treat when we go there in June, 2017. 


Croatia and its setting in Europe.

Porec and Villa Gloria, in Istria, are the popular travel spots where we will be for 10 days. Our host is Mario Vukelic, who publishes the blog, Pastel News.

Pastel Workshops in Istria. Aria Workshops.


Porec looks like maybe 40 plus miles from Venice, as the crow flies. Or the dolphin swims. Or - you get the idea.


Remember I mentioned that Georgian artist Karen Margulis just returned from Croatia? Here is her recent post reviewing her workshop and the trip. Warning! If you are on the fence about coming, this will seal your decision. It is a truly beautiful workshop locale, with great accommodations.

A Week in Croatia.



Mario Vukelic and Karen Margulis and her artists in Croatia. Can you say: "Wow?" 








29 July, 2016

Frankenstein's Monster (as a Self Portrait)




Self Portrait as a Reanimated Man. 2016. Pastel, Oil, Dry Ground & Carbon Pencil. 15.2" x 11." Casey Klahn.

26 July, 2016

The Artist's Wife




The Artist's Wife in a Red Chair. 2016. Pastel. 14.5" x 10.25." Casey Klahn.

13 July, 2016

12 July, 2016

21 June, 2016

The Painter





The Painter. 2016. Pastel, Oil, Dry Ground & Charcoal on Vellum. 10.5" x 8.25." Casey Klahn.


10 June, 2016

My Father Used To Say




Self Portrait in Hell, with Vermilion. 2016. Pastel, Oil, Charcoal & Dry Ground. 12.3" x 10." Casey Klahn.


My father used to say, "well I'll be go to hell!" I hope he was only kidding. For you grammar teachers out there, he did not pause after "well." 

This work favors the inimitable Edvard Munch, who did a self portrait in hell. I'm trying to keep the Expressionist fires going.






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