02 August, 2011

Summer 2011

My Daughter

 Plein Air - Fresh  Air

Decorating Grandpa's Grave




Photos: Lorie Klahn

11 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Casey, it's always unexpected to see art bloggers families! For some reason I never expect any one to have kids or lives outside of painting (lol).....Great photos....what did you paint?

Casey Klahn said...

I'm happy you asked, Maggie. I painted the jetty, which is a breakwater of large boulders. It turned out very much to my satisfaction, but needs 3 changes before I'll post it. :)

I rarely post the kids, except when the faces are obscured somewhat. It keeps a layer of mystery there, huh?

It is too bad in a way, since my two little ones are very photogenic. Unfortunately, my almost 10 year old boy is on a "no photos" jag. I have to sneak them of him when his guard is down.

Dave Starr said...

three really lovely photos

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

The photo of your daughter jumping is a great picture of summer joy. Glad you got to do some plein air work, too. Never wasted to be out in nature, looking at the sun on the subject, and all of the distractions all around. Ahhh. Nothing like it!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Dave.

Yes, Kvan, and the nature I did paint/relax at was in your neck of the woods (to mix a metaphor).

SippicanCottage said...

Holy cow, look at the color of the sand.

You're not from around here, are you?

Casey Klahn said...

I had forgotten about our gray sand color - it's certainly not the Gulf!

I've never been to Maine, Gregory, so I'm at a loss for what color the sand is there. I did get to the beach in New York, but I'll be darned if I can remember the color of the sand.

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Hi Casey,
enjoy your time at the sea. I just returned from my trip to the Baltic Sea and the beaches there are somewhat pure white.I am impressed with how small pastel selection you succeed.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Asti. I did establish the painting with the "Six Unisons" set and then felt free to continue with my set that is a cigar box with two layers. I made the extra layer by building a box from FomeCore, and I lift it out with a strip of ribbon.

link:
http://pastelsblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/pastels-go-in.html

I did re-fill the palette in that box just before the trip, and it may be my up-and-coming favorite outdoor palette.

vanderleun said...

Looks the coast near Forks.

Casey Klahn said...

It's Ocean Shores, Gerard. Close enough.

The cemetery scene is near Forks, though.

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