02 March, 2009

And Now You Know The Rest...

Ocean Shores Jetty
February, 2009
8" x 10"
Pastel on Pastelbord
Casey Klahn

Sad to hear of the loss of radio legend Paul Harvey on Saturday. Harvey knew how to hide a surprise in his prose, and he knew how to deliver his comments so you'd have to listen. I think he's one of the reasons that I occasionally adopt a twist in my pronunciation when speaking expositorily - it gets the listener's ear perked up.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury had a post (Building Blocks) on February 12th, before Harvey passed away, with a great sentiment from the keen commenter. Bring a tissue when you go there to read.

And, it wouldn't hurt to add a pregnant pause
to one's soundtrack occasionally...

A note on the artwork - a post about the field work for this ocean painting is here.


Trevor Lingard said...

A nice piece Casey.
Lots of movement going on

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Trevor.

Movement is always an element in the landscape, eh?

Jala Pfaff said...

Love the turquoise + purple combo.

Casey Klahn said...

And thanks, Jala.

Miki Willa said...

You have really captured the power of the ocean in this piece. Very nice painting.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Miki. And I know you know your oceans!

At first I thought that I would adjust the values in the studio, but I never did. I had to look at it a while to see if they felt right.

Maybe the reason is that the light was grayer early on, and the sunlight improved through my session. Also, I tend to gravitate towards gray when I am painting Grays Harbor, Washington. Go figure!

Anyhow, my method is to stick with the first conditions - the initial feeling.

Brian McGurgan said...

I like this a lot, Casey - the sense of movement Trevor commented on and the wonderful grays, blues, and purples. The relatively high horizon line works very nicely, too.

Casey Klahn said...

Yes, Brian, the horizon line on the ocean is an interesting pictorial thing, huh?

As it is, I was just copying what I saw. In my sub conscience, though, maybe the line there means "big" or "immense" or "important". The Pacific Ocean is big!

Thanks. Hope that spring is coming to NY. We just got new snow, just when a couple brown spots were peeking through.

I broke down and did a snow scene or two, but they are still to be posted.

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