Monday, August 27, 2012

Jackie Simmonds

Jackie Simmonds, from the UK, is someone you ought to be looking at as you develop your pastel skills.  She has every accolade you can think of, and well deserved they are.  One of her skills is as an instructor, and today's post from her was so great I wanted to share it with you.  It is titled, Simplifying The Image, and I want you to note what she says about the importance of working the whole image and not just the subject.

Jackie Simmonds Artyfacts.
Jackie Simmonds Paintings and Sketches.
At Artists In Pastel.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tree Trunks

Tree Trunks
@10" x 8"
Casey Klahn

Here is an older image, by maybe 5 or 6 years, that is a rendering of my front yard.   I took this informal photo to support my current exhibit, and so here it is for your viewing, too.  We hang this one in the dining room.

Do you collect your own works?  I recently identified a work that has sold twice this year, and then at the last minute the patron changed their mind.  It is an image of my back yard (or field, as it were) and I decided that its boomerang story means it is now in my collection.  I love it, too.  I'll have to post it next time.

Friday, August 10, 2012