Friday, March 21, 2014

Resolving Someone Else's Work

I have resolved works for someone else only twice at workshops.  In Denver, an artist asked me where I would take her half-finished work from a colorist viewpoint. This time, in New Braunfels, TX, I was given the opportunity to take an already finished work that Rita Kirkman had done, and give it a new treatment as a colorist work. Rita was both generous to allow this, and inquisitive and open about new possibilities. That seemed to be the group attitude, too. Hooray for New Braunfels and Texas!

The goal is to see differently with color as a means of replacing other formal tools, such as line, shape, and form.

I cropped the bottom to focus more on the main passages, and experimented with colors that felt contradictory and unusual.

I just work here.

Expressive Tree
@10" x 8"
Casey Klahn

Rita Kirkman


Monday, March 3, 2014

Self Portrait

The Fauvist. 2014.
14.25" x 13.5." 
Pastel, Charcoal and Graphite. 
Casey Klahn