22 May, 2011

Painting The Rain & The River




It's Raining in this picture.  Get it?

10 comments:

Robin said...

I loved the song, but loved seeing the photo of you working on your painting more! I have a question, why when I recently dropped off a pastel to a summer art festival was it categorized as a drawing rather than a painting? I find the definitions of the pastel medium to be confusing.

Casey Klahn said...

Yeah, Robin. To you and me drawing is a philosophy, a method and an approach. But, the fair can't go with that, they have to go with the medium used as their category. I am reconciled to that, because it works. Also, don't you think that as important and advanced as painting is as a practice, that drawing is a more rigorous field? I mean by that, that drawing is hard to fake and it is demanding - I'm proud to be in the drawing category at the art fair.

Painters: I think painting has many more layers of meaning and approach than drawing, and it is hard, too. I also feel that pastels have to compete at the same level, because pastelists must use good technique and they must respond to the demands of putting down colors, edges, and all of the other elements.

Still, I have to admire those layers and mediums the painters must control. Oils, varnishes, etc. My hat is off to the watercolorists, especially, as well.

Eden Compton said...

Beautiful painting you're working on there Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Eden!

Ruth O said...

WOW!

Casey Klahn said...

Ruth, this painting was posted a few days ago. Thanks!

Ruth O said...

ah yes, I have just seen it, very impressive!
Great read from the post Pollock Links & References!

Robin said...

Having many more years of experience with watercolor, I have to agree with you, drawing is a much harder skill to nurture and develop (for me anyway)! Pastels have forced me to address my drawing skills and I know I have a lot to learn; your pastel paintings are lush and wonderful. The way you build up layers with pastel is an art in itself. Thanks for the feedback, Casey.

Celeste Bergin said...

Cool photo of you at work and the song is great too. Wearing a wool hat in your studio is Tres Pacific Northwest.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, again, Robin.

Ruth - great of you to read and comment.

Celeste" let's see. Logger Shirt. check. REI fleece vest, check. Hand knit alpaca hat, check - o - rooni. Pacific Northwest as they get, huh?

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