24 July, 2009

Ol' Man River

River Aine
3.6" x 8.25"
Pastel
Casey Klahn


That ol' man river, he jus' keeps rollin' along. Let the Chairman of the Board explain it to you, in this gem from 1946. Dig the beehive next to that kettle drum. That had to hurt.





On an administrative note, I have killed the profile widget in the margin. It was so "blogger." See the biography of me under the business card instead. Takin' my profile back from the man, that's what I call it...

8 comments:

Adam Cope said...

hi casey

what's that man doing in the bushes? why do pastels look like they're playing piano? ;-)

Yes, I guess blogger is well... very blogger. well done for changing it.

like the way your river series is going. i'm up for doing one about our river dordogne.

pastel on.

best
adam

Casey Klahn said...

I look forward to seeing those river scenes, Adam!

Brian McGurgan said...

Each time I think I've got a new favorite in the River series you go and post another that I like best, Casey. So this is my new favorite for its earth tones, restrained and effective use of green, the soft yellow sky, and those beautiful colors in the water reflections. Great work! Is this on La Carte? Looks like it...

Casey Klahn said...

Yes, it is on La Carte, Brian. I think they all are - this one is the dark brown.

This is a little one, but I wanted to get the rain in me ol' home town into one of these. I did a larger gray on brown one, and it is ugly, rainy and I feel a terrific work. The wife hates it. I'll post it later, too.

Jala Pfaff said...

Fantastic palette!

Casey Klahn said...

10Q, Jala!

Robyn said...

Yes, new profile looks very slick :)

And I've just checked out the BIG Lazy River - it's magnificent, Casey!

Your whole river series is wonderfully moody. I love the browns with flashes of colour and the wonderful creamy yellow skies remind me so much of drifting home at the end of a perfect day.

Casey Klahn said...

Robyn, thanks for looking at the Lazy River - it is the big one of the series.

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