09 March, 2012

Dusk With Colors


Harvest Field at Dusk
9.5" x 6.5"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

This one took about a year to resolve.

News Item:
Read our friend Astrid Volquardsen's article on Caran d’Ache pastel pencil manufacturing at her blog.  Very eye opening and much fun.

12 comments:

Sonya Johnson said...

Hard to believe it took so long to come to completion, although I can certainly relate! Clearly, it needed time to properly "age" before you finished it.

The final result looks effortless and I just love those sky lavender blue/purples!

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Sonya. Yeah, I was in much danger with this piece. It was all about the precious, beautiful foreground, and the whole painting was duller than a box of rocks.

Finally, I put it back on the easel, invaded the treeline with many colors from that foreground and the painting finally had something to say!

loriann signori said...

Love the violet colors of dusk...beautiful!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Loriann.

Donna T said...

The violet color in the field takes my breath away, Casey. Somehow it just states the time of day and atmosphere so well. Awesome painting!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, kindly, Donna!

Barbara said...

oooo...I love that sky!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Barbara.

Sara Mathewson said...

i love this Casey. to me it looks so fresh and so well done. difficult to believe you struggled with it! So, I must say well done!

Celeste Bergin said...

glad you took the time! What a beautiful painting! Thanks for the link :)

Donald Jurney said...

Casey, I've just discovered your work today, and I'm much impressed. Well done!

Casey Klahn said...

Donald, it's my pleasure to meet you. I hit FOLLOW on your blog, and I recommend it to my readers.

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