25 August, 2010

Why Ask Questions?

Aperture Bright
@11" x 14"
Charcoal & Pastel
Casey Klahn


When will the wheat be ready for harvest? Which path should I walk? What will today bring?

21 comments:

Lisa McShane said...

This may be my all-time favorite!

Irina said...

I definitely see the sitting figure's back. He looks into the far yellow. Amazing. Bravo.

Nika said...

It makes me feel like I'm viewing this through a wet windshield, in a best way. Impressive calligraphy, these restless marks make the piece looks like it's in constant movement. At the same time, there's a balance between the silence and the restlessness. Great!!

Stinson Fine Art said...

I'll be looking at this one for a long while. Winter Light,Washed Light,Subtext Red and this one are so abstracted but they look truer than true.

Weatherhill said...

VERY, very well "played"!!
This has such form!
And is yet, so... Abstract
~ top & bottom / left & right ~ suffused with a palpable sense of Light that brings it all together!

A Wonderful piece!!

Jeanette said...

I love the light in this piece. Stunning. You always make it look so simple, yet so complex.

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely subdued yet rich color here, Casey. The prairie series has yielded some wonderful gems - this is new favorite among them for me.

Barbara said...

One of my favorites!

Sally Veach said...

Your analogous color scheme with a balance of bluish gray is very appealing. But also of great appeal is the abstract and expressionist qualities. Sometimes it is so effective not to spell everything out, but to express it's essence!

Why ask questions? Indeed...life would be easier on us if we didn't. However, I would wither without questions. :-)

Casey Klahn said...

These wonderful comments are touching. I'll be back with individual responses later - this morn I'm in the studio framing like mad. My internet feed is slim. Thanks!

Jala Pfaff said...

Add this one to my favorites list.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
See
You
soon

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for the visit, Skizo - from Portugal. Great to meet you via the blog.

Casey Klahn said...

Looks like many have favored this one, and I am humbled by a generous response. Lisa, Brian, Jala and Barbara - I appreciate you.

Irina, congrats on your blog's success (100 Follows!) and thanks for seeing the vision in this piece.

Nika, you must have read Elijah's critique of my work. He saw rain everywhere, and that is a basic element in all of my work. My life is totally seen through a rainy windshield, because I grew up in the coastal rain forest. You are perceptive, too.

John, I've been enjoying your recent series, too. I am happy to be putting my foot down on the abstract side of the fence, lately.

James, thanks for the look, too. I appreciate your view.

Jeanette, thanks for following on Twitter! I'm glad this one has contradictions - I'm going to look closer at it.

Sally, good analysis, too. I am glad you are looking closely - you are on the path to artistic growth, as you say in your blog.

This artwork, BTW, went to a new home last week, along with 7 others. My patrons raided my studio - and right before Sausalito!! No wonder I'm scrambling to get ready. I will tell the story in more detail soon.

I leave Monday (I think). Should I live blog the famous Sausalito show? That might be fun, huh?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Exactly! I'm asking those very questions! Looks dry and autumnal.

Casey Klahn said...

You are on the path, Kvan. Glad your boat is getting closer to home.

Rose said...

I just found your blog through another blog... beautiful work! I feel the emotion with every colorful piece. Very inspiring.

Nika said...

To be honest, I never read Elijah's critique, but I looked it up and enjoyed the read. I find myself in agreement with him. The guy has you all figured out, Mr. Klahn:)

Casey Klahn said...

Nice to have you reading, Rose!

That was kind of you to read Elijah's critique, Nika. I was both flattered, and interested at how he nailed the rainy/water theme, even though at the time I hadn't done any strictly water themed art. He is a talented guy, who would hold his own very well as a professional critic.

Celeste Bergin said...

one of my all time favorites of yours---it is fantastic!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Celeste! I am following your painting event in Hood River with interest.

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