28 September, 2010

Gorge Shadows

Gorge Shadows
Pastel
Small
Casey Klahn

16 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Ooo--very atmospheric. This is lovely.

Kathy said...

Wonderful luminescence! A gorgeous gorge with powerful geometry.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Elizabeth. You are very kind.

Thanks, Kathy. Your opinion ranks with me.

Joni James said...

Lovely! I've never seen the Gorge looking so gorgeous!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Joni.

loriann said...

mmmmmmm, love the colors in this one. Looks like a different palette than usual. Would you say a little about your inspiration?

Casey Klahn said...

Loriann, remember that gray-violet Girault? This one reminds me of that - gray-violet. Like the basalt sheer cliffs in the Columbia Gorge.

I used to go rock climbing there. Some guy drove a Model T off the cliff years ago; it sits on its nose rusting at the base. Here is a night time or evening picture of that area - sheer cliffs and desert spaces. Neutrals, but a play of colors with intensities, nonetheless.

I hope a guy can feel the place. The painting is small and imperfect (it hangs in California, now) but those imperfections give it drama and grace. I hope the viewer feels like 9 months of rainy days, but hopes for better.

Jean Spitzer said...

I'm learning a lot from how you handle this medium. I love the paper showing through.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Jean. Paper showing is good shorthand with small works, and helps a lot with unifying colors.

Sara Mathewson said...

Casey,

this one just glows! i love it!
It just speaks to me:)

Brian McGurgan said...

Lovely neutrals and beautiful stroke-work, Casey. Is this a part of the prairie series or is it something new and/or standalone?

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks much, Sara and Brian. I corrected the tags, because it is in my Prairie Series. This may be upland desert, but eastern Washington flat places are what I'm after - so I include it.

Irina said...

I love it.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Irina.

SKIZO said...

Great
Work
good
creations

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, SKIZO.

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