11 February, 2009

Copy of You Know Who

Towpath in Winter after WK
8.5" x 11.75"
Casey Klahn

In the past I have been greatly distressed to Google images of you-know-who, only to find other people's art posted and the SE is too stupid to know the difference!

I'll keep the name mum, but you know who I copied here. The difference being that this is a pastel copy of an oil painting. I learned so much from this direct copy that light bulbs were flashing off in my head. Another great Modernist once said that a picture should create its own light.

On a personal note, I have revived my understanding of the dark gray card - a color that I had been "off" of for some time. I will post a better picture after Lorie gets a session with the Nikon.


Jala Pfaff said...

I'd love to hear specifically about those light bulbs that went off in your head while copying the painting.

Casey Klahn said...

I have a list I wrote - I'll post it soon.

Brian McGurgan said...

Was going to ask the same question, Casey, so I'm glad Jala beat me to it. Don't think I know the WK painting you used as a reference - it's not in one of his books is it?

Casey Klahn said...

I think it's in WK by Justin Spring. Something called River Bend - I'm not in the studio, now.

I'll print the lessons learned soon, Brian. I went to the coast on a sudden family funeral, but I took some time to paint. That will be posted, too. It was cold!

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