19 February, 2013

Umber Trees

Umber Trees
@ 20" x 26"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

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9 comments:

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

There's a beautiful energy in this one. I like it a lot.

Carol Lee Beckx said...

Marvellous colours!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for commenting graciously, Lisa and Carol Lee.

Bob Lafond said...

This one is stunning.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Bob!

Margaret Ryall said...

I love the energy and colour vibrancy in this work. It is so difficult to depict landscape in an interesting way.

Casey Klahn said...

Landscape isn't the oldest genre, but it does suffer from a lot of greenness, doesn't it?

Thanks for looking, Margaret.

Vivian Patton said...

Is the paper a peach color? When you first start the drawing have you decided on the color arrangement that produces the feel you want or does it develop as you go? Full of question!!! Thank you.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Vivian. Thanks for the questions. This is on Wallis Museum, so it's white. I must have used a really big pastel I made that is about that peach color/umber. I may have worked it in with a paper towel or tissue.

I try not to work anything out ahead of time. Just go with it. The key here is gestural drawing, and not going too far with it.

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