23 January, 2012

Rivers Abstract Well, Don't You Think?

A Riverside
6" x 4"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

iPhone Photo

This pastel painting started out as one thing, and then I turned it upside down to check the composition.  It looked better, so I kept it that way.

12 comments:

Sonya Johnson said...

How funny, Casey! I tried cranking my head around to see it upside down, and it gives a completely different look. I like 'em both.

But, I do agree: rivers do lend themselves well to abstraction. Especially with all those vibrant colors you chose!

Cindy Michaud said...

very nice...and yes, rivers lend themselves to abstraction; but then again you can abstract anything and make me see it!!

Casey Klahn said...

I used to avoid rivers and water, but caught the bug when I saw the possibilities.

Laptops are good for turning upside down. PC's - not so much. I'm not smart enough to flip the image of my PC...

Everyone go see Sonya's recent series of snow pastels. She has the knack, and they are well worth your visit.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Cindy. You are kind.

Johnnny said...

there is a whole nuther world underneath the surface, just like a book.

Casey Klahn said...

Harbor Seal? Trout?

Celeste Bergin said...

this post makes me what to go change the orientation of all my paintings! Beautiful!

Casey Klahn said...

Ha ha! Thanks for the enthusiasm, Celeste!

L.W.Roth, said...

Rivers abstract very well Casey! The colors are....luscious. (Beautiful and wonderful seemed understatements). Turning a painting up side down can turn your head around. One of the reasons I used to love to paint on the floor when my joints were flexible. --One of the reasons my joints aren't so flexible now! LOL.

Casey Klahn said...

Color is a fun obsession, huh, Linda?

Jala Pfaff said...

Great one!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Jala!

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