Saturday, January 7, 2012

Electric Gorge

Gorge Bluff
13" x 8"
iPhone Photo
Casey Klahn


Sara Mathewson said...

Hi Casey,

I love this! the colors are so wonderful and yet they still work well for the subject matter. This is really stunning. It still has the neutrals but that is what makes the colors sing. When I first opened up this email I said "oh yummy"
I love the colorful direction you have been taking lately. LOVE IT!


Sara Mathewson said...

I forgot to say that i love the perspective on this. I think between the perspective and the colors this painting really works!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Sara!

I think the colors are accurate, and the values, but there is an elusive something that isn't quite like the original. Can't put my finger on it.

Anyway, I appreciate your good response. I was very taken aback by the finished piece, and it has been hanging by a thumbtack on the wall, close to abandonment, since June. I took it down, covered the browns in the foreground with gray-violet, and worked the grays on the right side of the arete. It was amazing how everything fell into place. I was really surprised.