18 January, 2008


Pure Pigment, Paste & Passion - Casey Klahn on the Pastel Medium

All of the action is over at my other blog, pastelsblog dot blogspot dot com, due to my "phase" of creating more realist works. That is, rather than New School Color works, you see.

I did create a keeper in the New School Color genre (you know - my whacked out colorist abstracted landscapes) but don't have it photographed yet. I'm waiting to use the tungsten lights and the D-80 set-up for that jewel, since color accuracy is critical in recording these. Even then, I am only just barely satisfied with the image produced. The evil photograph will never replicate the colorist pastel's myriad of colors and values. Even by shining a light through the back, as is done here on the PC screen.

Now, on a personal note, I have been suffering some health problems just like I did @ two years ago before my Italy trip and had an operation. Long time readers remember that business. No cancer, so calm down. Just pain. It's a "man" thing, to steal a phrase.

So, that's why my posts at The Colorist have been a bit thin lately. On the good side, my physician has offered to do an operation in barter for a painting. His idea. On the negative side, the pain and recovery will be weeks. If it's anything like the last one (picture me in Italy with intense pain) it will knock me out of a few art fairs.

It's hard to say if my studio time will be wiped out, reduced, or maybe increased. And blogging may be curtailed (4-6 weeks, but I'm betting longer) or it may be my only outlet for all things art. Who knows?

Anyway, I haven't decided to have the op, yet, so we'll see what happens. It's not every day you get an operation in barter for an artwork, but the dollar value turns out to be equal. BTW, he's the best doctor around and I've had a number of these guys. And, usually, I enjoy pain tremendously, but in this case I may have to take the bigger pain to relieve the long term pain.

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jafabrit said...

Sorry to hear you are in such pain that you even have to consider surgery. :(

Sending some "bugger off pain" vibes your way.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Corrine.

Every bit helps.

Anonymous said...

Aw, sorry to hear it. I wish you less pain and drink to your health.

Casey Klahn said...

Tanks, Meg! Not a bad idea.

Kris Cahill said...

Hi Casey,
I wish you the best of health, and a return to your regularly scheduled program soon!

Andrea and Kim said...

I do hope you are feeling better soon and don't have to deal with that nasty surgery! But if it helps...don't hesitate!

Sending healing energy your way.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Kim & Kris.

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