Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Sketch
@7" x 9." 
Charcoal and chalk on toned brown paper.
Casey Klahn

This is a life sketch I rendered last weekend at a battle reenactment.  The opportunity to draw the figure from life is rare for me, and Civil War reenactments are a grand time, with costumed participants, equipment and regalia for subject-matter.

Friday, May 17, 2013

An Intimate Atelier

Ellen Eagle's art, her personality, and now her book, Pastel Artist Atelier, are a unified expression.  She creates intimate portraits in pastel, and her writing is a look into the private spaces of her studio and reveals her studio practice.  She has a soul of gentleness and introspection, and she perceives the subtleties of the visual world.

I will give you a finished report on the book at a later date.  For now, I am enjoying.

Pastel Painting Atelier.  Essential Lessons in Techniques, practices, and materials.

Ellen Eagle.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Making My New Palette

My old studio tray was 18" x 3' and the new "Pastel Crib" measures 2' x 4.'
Lots more space, and room to expand my palette to include the grays and also a nifty pencil box in the middle.

More photos soon!