25 June, 2010

Hometown River Series

Hoquiam River Bright
10" x 14.75"
Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn
pas camera

Hoquiam River Bright is equal parts imagination, observation, and things I learned from WK (you know who that is - I don't spell it out because the crawler brings people here when I do).  I have been having quite a time getting some river pilings in that don't look dorky or sentimental, and then one day I think I figured it out. 


SamArtDog said...

Your recipe is working. Aha! The pilings are wood are trees. You are not a sentimental dork.

Unknown said...

I love the vibrancy of this piece especially the blue behind the pilings. WK is one of my favourite landscape artists. It's all about colour and form isn't it?

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Nope, nothing sentimental here. I just love the way you use your blue.

Vicente Herrero said...

I like their cakes, color very appealing without being strident.
Just as the concept midway between realism and abstraction.

Sonya Johnson said...

Love the contrast of the non-dorky pilings and the water, both in form and value. They engage the viewer and as Vicente says, are the happy medium between abstraction and realism.

Kim Rempel said...

Casey - excellent!!

Sara Mathewson said...

Love this one Casey!

Casey Klahn said...

Sam - thanks for commenting. I know for sure I'm not sentimental...
Hi, Margaret! That blue color runs down from the sky, and up from the river, I think.
Thanks, Asti! These are probably Diane's and some Sennie pastels. Especially the blue-whites are DT's, and in both high and low intensities. Some of them may be my own, too.
Great to see your comment, Vincente. I love that tension between worlds.
Thank you, Sonya. It is interesting to push the contrasts so far.
Hey, Kim! I always appreciate your comments.
Sara - I especially like your comments, since you don't blog but you are an avid reader. Thank you very much.

Kelly Borsheim Artist said...

I love this one and several others -- your path is such an interesting one. Rock on!

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