Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Paper New

Alders on Winter Ground
12" x 9.5"
Pastel on PastelMat
Casey Klahn

Not new to you or anybody else, but somehow this piece of PastelMat found its way into my hands, and I made this new alders image on it.  I like.

PS: Thanks Kathleen Secrest for for the piece of PastelMat!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Barbara Jaenicke Teaches Three Snow Scenes

Heading Somewhere Warm
8" x 10" 
Barbara Jaenicke

Barbara Jaenicke, of Roswell, Georgia, blogs here.  I have become a fan of her teaching style, and want to share the following three posts from her blog with you. They unpack the mysteries of pastelling snow scenes, and she is careful to advise you to do some plein airing in order to keep it real if you also wish to use reference photos.  Good advice, and wonderful pastels, Barbara!

The Many Colors of Snow, Part 1.
The Many Colors of Snow, Part 2.
The Many Colors of Snow, Part 3.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Highland Interpretations

These are two images I have done from the same place as the Facebook Challenge photo that I posted this week.  

 Up Country Pines
11" x 17.9"
Casey Klahn

Shoulder at Twilight
5" x 9"
Casey Klahn

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Swale Corner

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Swale Corner
@10" x 8"
Casey Klahn

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Winter Sunset

New Winter Sunset
@5" x 5.5"
Casey Klahn
iPhone informal record

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Artists in Pastel

Thanks to Niall O'Neill, who blogs at Artists in Pastel, for his review of my website and blogs.  If you want to be inspired by the diverse pastellists who post their art online on the World Wide Web, I recommend you follow O'Neill's blog, where he looks at each artist one at a time.  

I have re-tooled my studio for a serious season of drawing.  Right before the new year, I spent most of a studio day just sharpening charcoal and organizing supplies. Below is a landscape done this week.

  Autumn Slope Drawing
12" x 13.5" 
Charcoal, Chalk & Pastel
Casey Klahn

Casey Klahn at Artists in Pastel.