08 February, 2010

New Series Thoughts

Last Year at the Festival

Thanks to the following kind comment givers who wrote on my last post:

Sam Hannaway
Carole Buschmann
Alison Straite
Irina Rekhviashvili
Katherine A. Cartwright
Katherine van Schoonhoven
Trevor Lingard
Jala Pfaff

Mary Anne Cary

Also, a big thank you to Katherine at Making a Mark, where my roll-out of the Prairie Series was noted.

I am just as interested as everyone else to see which direction the new series will take. The reason not even I know the answer is that I started the series with a few works late last year, and have just recently started back on this series. Of course, things look different, now, and so I'll have to make a few and see which elements are speaking to me. When I get it all figured out, I'll post about it. Meanwhile, if you want some wisdom on the artistic process, I refer you to the Katherine A. Cartwright blog where she and her gang of readers are looking at the creative process loop.

For my part, I still await that axe man who comes to cull out my worst paintings. Seems I remember his name was "Johnny."

See a collection of pastels about snow scenes at the Pastel News. Some of us have had way too much snow, and others, like myself, have had way too little. No fair.


SamArtDog said...

Casey, thanks a lot for the link!
Ah, the Axeman; I was wondering who he might be. I'm so happy to see he's someone I love.

Casey Klahn said...

Tough love, Sam.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Casey!
Can't wait to see more pastels.

Casey Klahn said...

Yer welcome, Jala.

Your comment was very wonderful. If you only knew how many of my pastels that "Johnny" rejects, you'd be of a different mind.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the "nod," Casey. I, too am struggling with creating a new series. It seems like purgatory at times. How do you approach it?

Mary Anne Cary said...

Congrats Casey,
I love your site, so I just awarded you the Sunshine Blogger award. Please visit my site to retrieve it.
Thanks, look forward to following you!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you very much, Mary Anne. I will respond soon.

Kathy, that question is what I am trying to discover for myself. As I go along, I'll post my ideas. The axe man theme is actually very important, and I have posted about it here and here.

Purgatory - that's funny. It is a lot of stress, I'll say that much.

Carolyn L. said...

If you are interested in reading about tallgrass prarie may I suggest you look at Prairy-Earth by William Least Heat-Moon. His walking travels through a county of Kansas might just help with your new series. His word pictures are wonderful.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for reading here, Carolyn. You challenge me in that regard. Artists have a long background of responding to literature.

I just got used to responding to music in art, and the literature meme is one I have yet to address.

My first two thoughts, though, are that I am a non-fiction guy (that book is prose NF, so maybe I'd like it). OTOH, I walk the prairie constantly myself, since I live on a rural farm.

You got me thinking!

I know one thing, I avoid a couple of excellent artist blogs where prairie scenes are posted, because I want to adopt my own view.

irinapictures said...

Casey, thank you for mentioning me, thank you for the following my blog. It is 1 am here in Moscow, but I see so many interesting posts in your blog to dig into. So many great links. To sleep or not to sleep but read? Johnny could refresh my creativity:-))

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