05 February, 2010

Prairie Series

Violet & Green Tree
5" x 4.5"
Pastel
Casey Klahn



Here begins the Prairie Series. The ideas will be like the Rivers, but with some significant changes. What are those changes? I'll let you know first, once I figure them out.

Today I have some time to actually straighten and clean my studio a bit. After a week and a half of daily work, the dust is beginning to reach my ankles. How many artworks did I finish? Maybe 8 or 9, but I'll have to wait for this man who comes in with an axe and destroys several of them before I can tell you the actual number.


11 comments:

SamArtDog said...

I am so excited about yet another elemental series from you, Casey! The River Series changed how I look at pastels and color and looking and learning. I think that's a lot, so nuff said. Except, I can't wait for more of these!

Casey Klahn said...

That's an amazing comment, SamAD. With humility, I have to say that I also wait to see what direction this new series will take.

Carole Buschmann said...

I am tempted. because I grew up on the Prairie, to follow your lead and do my version which I have carried in my head and heart so many years. Once again you have inspired me.

alison staite said...

I just finished a post on analysing tonal values, actually using a photograph. I then clicked into your new post. Spooky! Your violet tree matches just what i was thinking about. Dark against light and creating something just slightly menacing.

I really like the colours you have used and the atmosphere created.

Irina said...

I will be glad to follow each painting of your new series, looking and feeling attentively. This one is so good. Your pastels are held by very talented hand.

Kathy said...

I'm truly looking forward to your new series, Casey, and to your decision-making process as you create. Your work is truly wonderful.

Trevor Lingard said...

I enjoy very much seing your work.
Regards

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Nice start to a series of new ideas. The possibilities await your exploration. Eager anticipation on this end.

Thanks for following my blog entries for last week's Susan Ogilvie workshop. I appreciate your comments.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wow, wow, wow! That electrically alive blue, and the different directionalities/energy of the strokes--you can do no wrong in pastel, methinks.

Mary Anne Cary said...

I love your work. The colors and painterly use of pastels is amazing, your landscapes are beautiful! Very inspiring.

Casey Klahn said...

These comments mean a lot to me. I linked a thank you on the next post out today.

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