19 September, 2014
17 September, 2014
09 September, 2014
The French Modernists. 2014. Pastel, Oil & Graphite. 11" x 9." Casey Klahn. Note: soft pastels, oil bar (which is oil paint - not oil pastel) and pencil, on archival rag paper. I think I put some gesso on there with my fingers, too.
02 September, 2014
29 August, 2014
27 August, 2014
25 August, 2014
18 August, 2014
The Lake. Arrangement in Blue. 2014.
8.25" x 11.3"
Special hour in Kemijarvi. Following a brilliant dinner we enjoyed the Finnish sauna.
Finland was a fabulous time. I taught 10 artists in a 5 day workshop. After this, I traveled to Saint Petersburg, Russia to visit Matisse. More on that later.
15 August, 2014
29 July, 2014
Please allow me these moments of glee as I get ready to board the plane for Europe. The brief is that I will be teaching a workshop above the Arctic Circle, in Lapland. I'm afraid I couldn't find any hip Beatles songs about that experience, but since I will be adding a side trip to Russia, Back will do just fine.
Stay tuned here for photos and updates about the workshop in Kemijärvi , Finland, and I'll be creating and posting some pastels as well. I have an affinity for places in the north, and am really looking forward to seeing this delightful and remote corner of Europe.
Back in the, er.., Russia, I just clued-in that St. Petersburg is known as the Venice of the North. I want to see the big Matisse paintings held there, and maybe I'll get to play Sargent as best I'm able, and paint some canal scenes, too.
For the more playful, here is the Beatles illustrated trip to Russia. Couldn't help myself.