30 September, 2012

Pastel Field


     Pastel Field 
11.25" x 16," Pastel & Charcoal 
Casey Klahn
$1300 plus shipping and tax, Framed.
(Domestic shipping @ $40 in Airfloat  StrongBox)

This larger work is a premium size and also available at this time.  How to inquire.


28 September, 2012

Cameron Hampton

Southern Cuisine
9" x 11"
Cameron Hampton 

Miss Cameron of  Greensboro, Georgia.

There is never any doubt that Cameron Hampton's art is looking for the edge in your mind.  Whether via her graphic novels about the Jack the Ripper murders, or her many other works on subjects from the state fair at night, to mixed media animal sculptures, to corpulent female figures, to car chases in the rain. You will learn that everything she brings to her artistic endeavors is meant to take you to a place you've never been to and make you not, well, not comfortable!

The Altered series of graphic novels takes you to the nineteenth century streets of Whitechapel, London and the era of Jack the Ripper.  Altered.  Blog of progress on the second volume, a-l-t-e-r-e-d.

Cameron says the following about Altered:

My aim is to describe the living conditions of the East Enders in London in that particular era, to understand the desperation of the people and the ladies who were to become victimized by Jack the Ripper and subsequently by gawkers, hawkers and entrepreneurs. And mostly, like all of us Ripperologist (people who study the crimes of Jack the Ripper), to ask the question by means of creating my images, what sort of person would do such a thing?

I am creating the Altered images mostly with my favorite medium: pastels. In my opinion, pastels are the most versatile medium. I’m also using pastels for such dark subject matter because I’d like to do everything I can to dispel the myth that pastels are a soft, pleasing, light picture medium. Normally, when I say I am a pastel painter people think I paint nauseatingly pretty pictures. I’m looking for a more truthful beauty. I don’t flinch at the horrors of the world. There is no distance between pastels and the surface I’m working on. There is immediacy to pastels and they work well with violent subject matter. No borders. No insulation. 

Cameron Hampton,  PSA, IAPS-MC, SPS, APS-ME,   is a painter, photographer, sculptor, graphic novel illustrator and author, political cartoonist, book and web designer, teacher and art gallery owner (The Hampton Fine Art Gallery in Greensboro, Georgia).

Cameron Hampton's work has been described as dark realism. She uses traditional mediums combined with modern materials and digital mediums to create dire, gritty, macabre and dark imagery.

Her latest projects are figurative works called, “ Dark Natured”, "Gothic South", a collection of photograph's of southern architecture from decaying Antebellum plantation homes to abandoned cotton mills, illustrating Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft’s works and "Altered," a graphic novel about Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders.

27 September, 2012

Jack The Ripper Content! Fair Warning!


Still see pastels as the pretty medium?

Pastel work by Cameron Hampton is by no means timid.  Nor is it for the timid viewer!  The challenges begin the moment you realize the subject is murder.  To be specific, the Whitechapel murders and the unsolved cases attributed to Jack the Ripper are given the artist's treatment. Because the camera was relatively new in the day (1888), the London police used photography to record to distinctly grizzly results of these serial murders.  More is the pity, because if the camera were still to be invented, we would have had proper forensic drawings, and perhaps a little bit better evidence as a result.  

Enter the contemporary fine art of Cameron Hampton.  Her not-delicate treatments, while not intended as forensics, are instead intended to emote the feelings of inhumanity that go along with dismemberment in the streets.  Now go a step further.  Realize that technique and materials, in the hands of the artist, ascend to well more than just the sum of the parts.  Here we have an experience that says more than court records, newsprint and crude photography: it says murder in ways no other medium can say.

Tomorrow: I introduce you to Cameron.

26 September, 2012

Multi Tree Available Framed

Multi Tree
7" x 4.5"
Casey Klahn

flat file sale, framed
$225 plus shipping

Now you can get framed works as part of the Flat File Sale. Here is a favorite, and it is framed as pictured below.  The complete size is 15.75" x 13."

Breaking News!

When I describe pastelist and artist Cameron Hampton, of  Greensboro, Georgia, as extraordinary, I am not exaggerating in the least.  Her subjects, style and execution of her fine art pieces are unparalleled.

I will be premiering two of her works here, along with a report on her latest project, in the next day or two.  Please stay tuned.

24 September, 2012

22 September, 2012

Stories in the Trees

Wooded Story
 4.75" x 8.25"
Casey Klahn

flat file sale, unframed

21 September, 2012

Buying Art Unframed

This original pastel was purchased unframed from me, and then framed as shown.
How great is this frame design?  Thanks to Ken Elliott.

Sippican Cottage said:

My Intertunnel friend from the wrong coast, Casey Klahn, at work at his easel. He is a very fine artist. He exhibits a kind of bravery in his work. Boldness.
It is a solitary thing to make things, and it's always piquant to get a look at people when they're working at it. Link and video.

Matisse said:
Color exists in itself,  (and) has its own beauty.

I said:
See my works for sale here.

New website.

20 September, 2012

Now Is Your Chance

Flat File Sale Begins!

Look here at The Colorist for my daily offerings of unframed, small pastel originals.  They will be tagged "flat file sale," and supported at Facebook and Pinterest, as well.

Dusk Horizon
3.75" x 9.75"
Pastel on la Carte
Casey Klahn
flat file sale, unframed

19 September, 2012

New Website


There ought to be artwork on each page, available works and a biographic entry: I know.  All in due time.

My flat File Sale of unframed works has begun!  Here is the first offering.

The idea is that you e-mail me if interested.  How to purchase my artwork. Also, patrons do message me on Facebook for purchase inquiries.  More to come!

13 September, 2012

Landscape With Nothing In It

Field Colors
6" x 7"
Casey Klahn

This pastel is sold, but I am planning an online flat file sale for the near future.  Be sure to subscribe here or find me on Facebook to participate.  There will be dozens of unframed, and a few framed works, for you to look at.


08 September, 2012

Experimental Works

Italian Building Sketch
Casey Klahn
I did a number of these buildings based on some photos and some imagination.
This one is really as much about new pastel sticks as anything else.

Fence Remnant, Springtime
Casey Klahn
I was looking at this scene next to my barn last week, and imagining doing another pastel.  Seeing this older work, I think it's much better than what I was visualizing last week.  Weird.

These are a couple of experimental works I did last year that haven't been published at The Colorist before.  They are about 6 or 8 inches by, if I remember right.

05 September, 2012

Master Artists Links

School is back in session, and many university students find their way to The Colorist.  Over the next few days I will highlight the links and pages here with content regarding master artists.

Leonardo da Vinci, 

Christ Figure 

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Tags at The Colorist

The Drawings
Leonardo da Vinci's Life
Wikipedia (recommended)

"Five centuries have passed, yet we still view Leonardo with awe."  Liana Bortolon.

The Colorist.

04 September, 2012

Enduring Brilliance at the PSA

Forest Pond
8" x 12"
Casey Klahn

 Enduring Brilliance!
September 4 - September 28, 2012
Pastel Society of America at 40
Pastels Only Juried Exhibition
National Arts Club 
New York, New York

Abstract Expressionism, Art Criticism, Artists, Colorist Art, Drawing, History, Impressionism, Modern Art, Painting, Pastel, Post Impressionism