27 April, 2015

Sean Scully on Henri Matisse

Moroccan Paintings by Henri Matisse at The State Hermitage Museum, Russia.
Photo: Casey Klahn.

Moroccan Cafe. 1912-13.
o/c, 176x210 cm
Henri Matisse
Four Dimensions

This older, 40 minute video of Sean Scully's commentary on Henri Matisse is well worth seeing. His particular understanding of Matisse's time in Morocco provided brilliant insights for me. I have always been challenged by the paintings done in the North African country, such as Moroccan Café, which Scully takes apart in this video. Remember that Matisse's Blue Nudes were all generated by his North African experiences. Enjoy.


24 April, 2015

More Workshop Photos - Washington State

Casey Klahn - lecture on the Artist's Ideas. I appreciated the attentive artists who were eager to learn.

Demonstration of landscape painting - Skagit Valley area, Washington State.

Floral demo.

Casey Klahn

La Conner, Washington area. 
Dakota Art Center Workshops.
Dakota Pastels.

All Photos: Evelyn Brody.

21 April, 2015

Workshop Washington State

Casey demonstrating landscape painting at the Dakota Workshop Center, Mt Vernon, WA.
Photo: Coizie Bettinger.

18 artists and I enjoyed painting with respect to one's individual voice and ideas in the historic La Conner, Washington area last week. I painted 4 demos and 1 or 2 resolutions of student works. The class was attentive and eager to learn, and I am grateful to Dakota for this first opportunity to teach at a national workshop center located right here in my home state.

My workshop schedule updates. I am dreaming of teaching in Provence, Germany and Italy in upcoming years, as well as NYC and many venues throughout the USA. Dates for those TBA.

Timid Barn on the Slough Shore Road. 2015 9.5" x 16.75." Pastel and Oil. Casey Klahn.

10 April, 2015


Mountain Sunflowers. 2015. Pastel & Compressed Charcoal. 14" x 14.25." Casey Klahn.

06 April, 2015

Plastic Flowers

Plastic Flowers Electric Boogaloo. 2015. 20" x 12.25." Pastel, Oil & Compressed Charcoal. Casey Klahn.

03 April, 2015

Crown of Thorns

Christ with Crown of Thorns (1450~)
55×39 cm / Tempera on Wood.
Fra Angelico (@1395-1455)
Location: the dome in Leghorn, It.

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