03 February, 2014

Last Chance in Open Country

Bald Ridge at Dusk
12.75" x 10" 
Casey Klahn

I live in the country.  Because I do, I like country music.  Probably you do, too, and if you don't think you do, I can prove you're a liar soon enough.  You like Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson, and you like songs by Stephen Foster.  That was easy.

This really big, formatted for the iMac screen, picture of my pastel, Bald Ridge at Dusk, is paired with the song Last Chance in Open Country, because I wanted the message to get across that this is open country and it is big.  Western big.

Willie and Kid Rock are singing in this video about last chances, last dances, last stands, and western movies.  Big ideas and big vistas.  Remember the movies John Ford made in the Monument Valley of Utah?  Breathtaking scenery was the foil for Ford's story lines about cavalrymen and Indians last-standing, galavanting, and grandstanding around the west.  Big people doing big things in big ways, and in big places.  Big, big, big, I tell ya.  Bigger'n big's got any right to be.  

You like western movies.  Don't make me prove that, too.  


Mike Sherman said...

Casey, your art looks awesome- and I love your website.... have a GREAT trip and I hope you are all doing well- Cheers and love, Mike and Kathy

Mike Sherman said...

I tried to respond to Laurie's Facebook- I love your art and website- things are looking GREAT... I hope you are all doing well and your work looks amazing..... Love Mike and Kathy- I have no idea about Finland- check what the weather will be like..... Cheers, Mike

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