Saturday, October 8, 2011

Field with Diagonals


Field with Diagonals
3.75" x 3.5"
Pastel
Casey Klahn

16 comments:

Sonya Johnson said...

What a gem of a painting, Casey. It certainly looks much bigger than its actual dimensions.

This painting makes me want to work in small sizes like this and try to distill design elements down even further (something I constantly struggle with). Thanks for the inspiration!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks for looking here, Sonya.

SamArtDog said...

I find it fascinating that the size of a pastel painting matters most to the artist, not to the viewer, for whom an image is an image. Pastels, especially, seem to reveal themselves best in their own microcosm.

Casey Klahn said...

I notice the same effect with Sonya's very fine oils of the four corners area. They appear bigger on screen than in person n- but the details are best in person.

This caused me to look at the size of the image on my CRT (Toshiba Laptop) and I didn't like that it is bigger than the actual image. I'm going to change the post size.

Casey Klahn said...

There, I took it down from the "large" to the "medium" template size, and I changed the size reported to reflect the height first, which I normally do.

Tim Robinson said...

Nice lighting in this one.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Tim.

Sara Mathewson said...

This does read as much larger than it is and it sure is a gem of a painting Casey! love it, love the light in it, everything.

Brian McGurgan said...

Beautiful sun-soaked feeling to this one Casey. It is like a little gem but would have quite an impact as well, I think, as a larger pastel.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Sara and Brian. I can visualize it bigger, and I think many things would change.

B Boylan said...

Delicious colors Casey! Better than cake, and a lot like fall!

Casey Klahn said...

Brenda - maybe it's Key Lime Pie.

Jala Pfaff said...

Deliciously irradiated. Like a Monet haystack taken up several notches.

Casey Klahn said...

Jala: you are very nice! I didn't want to post it for a long time.

harry bell said...

Some quite delicious colours in this< Casey, and I love the close tonality.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Harry!