23 February, 2009

Silver Forest Clearing

Silver Forest & Clearing
Pastel
6 3/4 in. x 5 3/5ths in.
Casey Klahn


This is the last image in a series of three. The others were Experimental Colors, and New Pink Ground. I photographed them on the easel and posted about them here.

Remember that Monday is go-to-market day for buying fine art. My originals that are framed and available are posted at caseyklahn.blogspot.com.

12 comments:

Cindy Davis said...

Just checking in again. I read your blog all the time, but rarely comment. Wanted you to know that I continue to enjoy seeing your new works and I wish all the success and happiness due to a hardworking, authentic artist.

Gesa said...

Oh, wow... this is exciting indeed, Casey! I love the composition, hues and marks. As I already said: exciting!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Cindy and Gesa. It has been a fun series.

Jala Pfaff said...

Nice! I feel like I'm finding myself searching for one of your darks here somewhere, though...

Deborah Paris said...

lovely Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks Jala and Deborah!

Good observation, Jala. I hadn't noticed that but it's true I must have been thinking of the distant view or something. I don't know what was happening - it is possible i had in mind the dam jury process where my high and low values don't show - and possibly hurt my results (photo issue).

For whatever reason, I do stick with my high and low value range. Is it a signature? Maybe so. Maybe I do it to flaunt the "rules"...

Casey Klahn said...

A note. Keep in mind the value range is truncated - meaning this image's darkest blue trees in the middle background are actually not as dark as the photo shows, and the sky is actually not as light as shown.

Yes, I did adjust for this in photoshop, but this aspect still remains. I am not the best at PS, as is evident. If you take all my images in this blog and see black, think Diane Townsend darks, which are actually very dark ultramarines, violets, reds and greens. Never true black.

The DT darks are so dark, one has to look very closely in order to replace them in the palette properly. Some few Senneliers are this way, but until recently, we didn't have this type of thing available as pastellists.

I used to grade skies with black under and mixed with ultramarines. That was a wonderful effect.

Sherry said...

I followed your kind comment on my Late Bloomer blog, and was delighted to find someone in eastern Washington, and an artist whose work I find appealing and inspiring. Oh those colors and shapes! I really like your art. If you looked at the post before today's you know I'm traveling to the east side of the Cascades to find the places my grandmother lived - Leavenworth, Hillyard, Fairfield and Franklin County near Pasco. I mean to sped more time looking at your work, and perhaps I'll see some of that landscape there too.

Casey Klahn said...

Pleased to meet you, Sherry. Stop be and visit me and my family when you get around Spokane.

Glad you like my art. Much that I am doing now is reminiscent of western WA, too.

Casey Klahn said...

BTW, I just turned 50, which is part of what touched me about your beautiful post about your sister.

TSL said...

I just love grey and yellow together. Nice!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Tina!

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