28 May, 2009

Reflections in the River

Light River Reflections
7.25" x 13.25"
Pastel
Casey Klahn


This image more directly reflects the Hoquiam River Series that began all of this river work. For one thing, it is a composition from life, and the color and mood are a match to the Hoquiam series. The only thing lacking is the formal match - it isn't really the Little Hoquiam River. I'll have to make another trip to the coast soon to refresh my Hoquiam images. For now, my imagination will suffice for the extended river series.

10 comments:

Deborah Paris said...

I love how you have simplified and abstracted the reflections, ripples etc in the water. There is a real sense of light and movement which gives it power as a landscape in addition to being a formal success.
Well done!

Robyn said...

Beautiful!

Casey Klahn said...

How did you two know that I was in the studio struggling - and could use this encouragement? One in depth, and one simple crit. Thanks, Robyn and Deborah.

loriann said...

Nice.... quiet, yet powerful. I love the way you edit the landscape to create just the feeling you want.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, LS. I don't know if I consciously edit - I think I just see it this way.

Jala Pfaff said...

What a great palette. The Color meister!

Casey Klahn said...

CM for short, Jala.

Brian McGurgan said...

Great work, Casey - I love the color too, and that feeling of light and movement Deborah mentioned.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Brian.

Sara Mathewson said...

Love the colors in this one. But I do love them all Casey. I aspire to paint more abstract landscapes and yet get caught in the details all too often. I have much to learn and I am learning much from you!
Thank-you!

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