26 April, 2012

An Italian Villa

Villa Through the Trees
8.8" x 7.2"
Casey Klahn


Sonya Johnson said...

Nice! I like the little "explosions" of saturated color throughout.

I also can't really figure out why it is that I like seeing the underlying paper surface/color on other pastelists' work, but don't care for it much on my own (except for black, of course).

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Sonya!

You do see the light gray surface of the La Carte, here, along with some subtle blue-gray that is almost the same hue/value. It is an interplay that creates some energy.

My "rule" for paper showing is I do it if it adds something to the picture.

Johnnny said...

Pillow under my knees
Vanilla ice cream freeze
Scintilla of a breeze
Villa through the trees

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