08 January, 2013

Snow Deep and Notes



  Autumn Slope Drawing
12" x 13.5" 
Charcoal, Chalk & Pastel
Casey Klahn


With my world full of snow, I have taken to drawing in a serious way. I have quit a lot of pastel works in storage, and with a head full of ideas 
I want to make hundreds more. Anyway, I felt the urge to simplify and sharpen the charcoals a bit. This one, posted above, devolved from a finished pastel!

My children are snowed in from school, and my wife is down with an awful virus of some kind.  My time is not very plentiful, but I do get to the studio almost daily. Maybe today I'll wear snowshoes to get there since yesterday I was plunging to the knee in snow!

Another bother is that we have misplaced the battery charger for the Nikon camera and will have to order a new one.  So, no new photos of pastels for a while, even though I have probably 20 or more to show.


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In other studio news, I am forming an idea for a large work and it may take two over-size sheets of La Carte that I have squirreled away for a special occasion.  I'm imagining them just mounted together, seam and all.  If Degas did it, I think I may try the same. I know I could unroll some Wallis, or even get a piece of Gatorboard that big, but the dream I have is for La Carte.

Another fun pastime has been virtually framing art in Photoshop.  Here is one that worked well.



Fantastic Italy in Faux Frame


2 comments:

Eden Compton Pastels and Oils said...

Happy New Year Casey! Love the charcoal! I've also been spending a lot of time drawing lately. My 2013 goal is to spend more time refining the concept via drawing and design before I put pastel to paper or brush to linen!

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Eden! Happy New year and here's a wish for your great successes in 2013.

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