20 November, 2011

Neutral Area

Neutral Corner
5" x 5.5"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

This is one of endless variations done from one seed image, with a twist.  This is the formal photo - I posted a poor photo of it elsewhere a couple weeks ago.

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12 comments:

Sonya Johnson said...

Yep, this painting looked pretty good in the OOF photo, but it looks *great* in this one.

I don't know why it is that I love seeing the underlying paper surface peeking through on other pastelist's paintings, but don't care for it much on my own work. But, that's one of the things you notice in this photo that was lost in the earlier one.

SamArtDog said...

Can't find the previous post you mentioned; what's the date? As a frequent taker of lousy photos, I'd like to see what you call "poor". This one seems terrific.

Casey Klahn said...

Sam - lucky you! I haven't changed the image at pastelsblog.blogspot, yet. It was taken by myself, with Lorie's spiffy D80. Shows you what a piker I am, and how great she is at photography.

http://pastelsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/neutrals-in-field.html

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Sonya! The trick to the under ground showing is for it to be an addition to the composition.

And, also a matter of style. Yours is so good!

SamArtDog said...

Don't feel bad, Casey. You and Lorie are both very good at what you each do. When she paints a pastel, you can take a picture of it. Then you'll be even. :0)

Celeste Bergin said...

I can't believe this is only 5.5 x 5...it looks like a big big painting. I love all the unusual colors. What beauty!

Casey Klahn said...

Sam: heh, heh.

Celeste: Thank you about the colors.

It is interesting how this works. My belief is that SMALL paintings need large, clear shapes, and that LARGE paintings need: large, clear shapes.

Ewen MacDonald watercolouristanbul said...

This is sublime....

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Ewen.

shirley fachilla said...

I, too, thought this was a large painting, not a tiny! Simply exquisite colors.
I found your thoughts on limited subject matter thought provoking!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Shirley. I joined your site.

Karin Goeppert said...

This is so beautiful.

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