26 December, 2014

Self Portrait with Stocking Cap

Self Portrait with Stocking Cap. 2014. 
10.5" x 6.25." 
Pastel & Graphite over a Giclée on Arches Paper. 
Casey Klahn.

24 December, 2014

Merry Christmas. 2014.

Beato Angelico, Madonna of Humility, (1425).
 173 x 72 cm
Tempera painting on wood and gold leaf application
National Museum of St. Matthew, Pisa

19 December, 2014

The Hundred

Pink Ladies. 2014.
@12" x 10"
Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn

Here is the latest work in my quest to make 100 florals, all in different styles. So far, so good (mostly). The last 50 are the biggest challenge in trying to find different things to say.

08 December, 2014

Workshops Update

Casey Klahn. (Photo by Stan Sperlak)

Upcoming workshops:


Rock Hill, SC    Mar 18-20 / Full. Wait list available.
Mt Vernon, WA / Dakota Pastels   Apr 16-18
New York City / with Ellen Eagle and Casey Klahn  TBA / June?
Marshfield Hills, MA   Aug 10-14
Gainesville, VA   Sep 12, 13
Umbria, Italy   Oct 7-21


Florence, Italy
Portland, ME

05 December, 2014

What? About the Windowsill.

Windowsill in Winter Light. 2014. 12.5" x 8.5" Pastel & Graphite. Casey Klahn.

03 December, 2014

Movement as an Idea

5 Green Roses. The Ark of Movement. 2014.
10.75" x 10.25"
Pastel, Oil & Graphite
Casey Klahn

Use of the word "ark" is on purpose.

01 December, 2014

Brown Sauce

"There must be no more pictures covered in brown sauce."
Edvard Munch.

A work of art must carry in itself its complete significance and impose it upon the beholder even before he can identify the subject-matter. Henri Matisse.

My technique is unreliable... Jim Morgan.

We have our arts so we won't die of truth. Friedrich Nietzsche.

I can explain the picture to you, and you will understand the explanation, but you will not understand the picture. Pablo Picasso.

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. Woody Guthrie.

There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain. Georges Braque.

Genius is finding the invisible link between things. Vladimir Nabokov. 

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde.

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. Wynetka Ann Reynolds.

Whoever wishes to devote himself to painting should begin by cutting out his own tongue. Henri Matisse.

Without...love, there can no longer be any dependable criteria of observation and therefore no longer any art. Henri Matisse.

Artwork above:
Self-Portrait (in distress), 1919 / Edvard Munch.
Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway.
Oil on canvas, 151 x 130 cm

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