16 June, 2010

Orange Field and News

Orange Field
8" x 17.5"
Soft Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn

The Prairie Series (soon to be renamed "Edge of the Prairie") continues.  I hope that this series will be my main exhibition at my art fairs this summer.  I am working on three series' at once right now.   

Hoquiam River, Boulders and Prairie. 

Kirkland Uncorked is July 16-18, 2010.  I'll be there and hope to see you. 

Sausalito is September 4-6, 2010.  See you there! I am cooking up a new blog project, which should be ready to go live by the end of the week. Stay tuned.


Celeste Bergin said...

That is a gorgeous painting! I am "tuned-in".

loriann signori said...

Love the colors in this one. Can't wait to hear about your new blog project. You are ALWAYS up to something good.

Sonya Johnson said...

Love the dramatic feel of this painting that the contrast of that splash of orange gives.

Sara Mathewson said...

Love this one Casey!

It just glows!

I really, really love it:)

SamArtDog said...

Wow, Casey! These colors are spooky-good. You are in a world unto itself. Can't imagine anyone better to paint what's there.

Casey Klahn said...

Celeste - I appreciate it. I hope I can launch this new idea soon.
Loriann - good luck tomorrow with your sale. Break a leg, as it were. 10Q.
Sonja - I'm happy that you are commenting here. Drama is a good description.
Sara, thanks for the effusive words.
Sam- you are too kind.

Astrid Volquardsen said...

Hi Casey,
you always get me with your colors and your pastelstrokes.
Really, really nice piece you've created.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Great painting! You have a busy schedule ahead. All the best!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Asti! I did have fun with the colors.
Always great to have someone tune in from a boat in the Inside Passage. Kvan - you caught on right about being busy! Especially with my two tykes out of school!

Jeanette Jobson said...

I always sigh in pleasure at the colours in your landscapes. That shot of orange really works well in this.

Lisa McShane said...

Can't wait to hear about the new project AND to hear how your busy schedule works out. I've made a note of the Kirkland Art Fair and may visit.

Unknown said...

A very effective painting! I like the dominant cools and subordinate warms as well as the violet/yellow complements. Good luck with all your events!!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you so much, Jeanette.
That'd be awesome if you are able to visit in Kirkland, Lisa!
Hey, Kathy! The colors are strangely unlike the average landscape, huh? Especially the way cools dominate here, when the genre is so overdone with warm.

Stan Kurth said...

Yes! What everyone else said. This is outstanding work Casey. I was just a little disappointed when I clicked on it and it didn't get a lot bigger. I wanted to explore this one. I'm sure you're a little leery of copyright infringement.

Casey Klahn said...

Much thanks, Stan.
I think I can make it bigger - the dimensions were set at photoshop, I think. If not, then blogger may've changed it.

Possibly, my temporary system of using my point and shoot camera may not give me the best focus like Lorie's professional camera. If it doesn't look good bigger, I will keep it this size. This new system of mine frees me up to post more regularly. My wife is so busy with her clinic that getting her attention for taking after dark photo sessions competes with sleep.

OTOH, I have discovered that using my Olympus fe210 on her good tripod allows me a reasonably good shot color-wise. The more technical photo taking is well beyond me - I am a camera-phobist, you see.

More info: for those who must know. I did tweak the intensity and contrast @ 10& to correct this one, but I still feel that the lowlights may be too dark. When I get the formal photo done, I will re-post these images.

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Kelly M. said...

the deep shadows with that bold dash of coral -- breathtaking. good luck with your series and shows!

Casey Klahn said...

Many thanks, Kelly.

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