New School Color - Casey Klahn
This is really beautiful, Casey. I love the little dashes of dark blue you've incorporated throughout - they invite the eye to move around like it's on a treasure hunt of sorts. Really wonderful effect.Love the colors and textures you've used in the river, too!
Well this one called from the blogroll! What a powerful image.
HiC --That is one swollen river. A mid spring concern out your way no doubt? Lot's of energy in that water--lots of relief in that sky. A fine effort! Wm
The trees are like a beautiful fabric print....love them.
High water, Casey? It's a wet world out there this spring. Love the sparkle in this. 2 questions: What paper and what color?Did you underpaint? With what?
Sam. This is actually the Little Hoquiam River, which is like many coastal rivers affected by the tides. When the tide is high, it may look swollen. When it's low, the banks are wet, brown muck.My wife commented that it looks like the water is flowing off the back side down a fall or something. I never thought of that. I only thought that I didn't want a dark color at the edge.It is La Carte paper, in dark brown, I think. Sometimes they call it Brown Earth. There was no underpainting, but I probably wiped down some areas.
Thank you, Sonya! There are a lot of active marks, especially verticals. I must have wanted to counteract the horizontal nature of the opening and the subject.
Thanks for looking in from London, Katherine!
Thank you, Bill! It seems to be raining, even when it isn't.
That's an interesting thought, Cindy. I like it.
Those are honest trees, Casey: lots of stuff hanging down from them and very untamed looking. They make the wild moving water look wilder!
Donna - yeah, the moss grows on the north, south, east and west there. Did I mention it's wet there?
I"m loving this one and the vertical marks in the water. Great.
Love this Casey!
Deborah and Sara, thanks.
this looks so good ...great design!
Wow, Casey. Love the way the river dances in this one. The light is absolutely beautiful!
Aaahh! (It is the sound of admiration in Russian)).Amazing.
Very nice Casey. I really like this one.
Celeste, John, Takeyce, Irina, Lisa:Thanks from the heart.
Few images pierce the heavy curtain of my grief. This one augers into that part of me, letting in a glimpse of that NW beauty lovingly rendered by a native. Thanks Casey
John, you know you are getting into some of the deeper meanings, here. The melancholy of NW light (of which there isn't much to go around, esp. in Hoq.) is what I want to depict, and I want a guy to see fifty years of rain, but have hope for tomorrow.We'll make this one for Danny.
trees appear as sentinals
like :-)nice to see you going large, Casey
Thanks, again, John. Very cool to see you here.Adam, I did produce somewhat larger works this year, and only now have the pics. More on the way.
I love those big ragged tree shapes and all the stuff happening within them; their spacing, their scale.I'm going to have to study how to get this in watercolor.
Thank you, Carrie. One trick for me with trees is that I work hard to not make a tree shape. I just make a shape.
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