27 April, 2012

All Water is Abstract

Forest Pond
Bloedel Reserve, Washington
8" x 12"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

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13 comments:

www.peacefulones.blogspot.com said...

oh oh oh. You are the brother to the artist whose 3X6'acrylic hangs in our LR (also abstract colorist water).

Sometimes your work takes my breath away. Thanks, Casey. REALLY appreciate that you share your gift with us.

Casey Klahn said...

I remember that one, Rosemarie!

I'm making a number of Bainbridge Island images in preparation for my workshop there in August.

Jo Murray said...

Extraordinary image... I just love it.

SamArtDog said...

Whoopee! Do YOU think you're on a rocket ride, or is it just me?

Casey Klahn said...

Heeheheheheeee. Good one, Sam.

Thanks, Jo!

Jane Aston said...

That blue is wonderful, what is it? What pastels do you use?
I have been concentrating on painting in oils but this wonderful abstract of yours has left me thinking I would love to try some pastels.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Jane!

It would be nice to convert you to a pastelist (and you would still love your oils). They say that every time an artist takes up pastels, somewhere a tiny bell is ringing. And, an angel gets her wings.

These are the strongest blues in pasteldom, and on earth, for that matter, since pastels are the most pigmented medium. Diane Townsend, Sennelier and Roche.

Thanks for the wonderful comment, and for letting me expound!

Maryann Didriksen said...

"All water is abstract."

A powerful thought, and painting.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Maryann! That quote was given me by a wise mentor and master painter I know. Simple, but true.

Thank you.

Mario Vukelic said...

Casey, this is a hypnotizing painting!!! I can't move my mouse, please let me go, I promise not to come back :)

Casey Klahn said...

Come and go of your own accord, my wonderful Romanian friend. Of course, we want you back!

BTW, I met some Romanians in Canada and I'd like to e-mail link you & them, since you share pastels as a passion.

Mario Vukelic said...

Hmm, Casey, that might be problem, I'm Croatian :):):) But would love to meet some pastelist from Romania and to learn more about the pastel scene in Romania

Casey Klahn said...

I knew I should have double-checked that! Embarrassed look. Still, I will try and put you in touch.

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