25 April, 2018

Seated Nude


Seated Pose. Foot. 2018. Counter Proof Highlighted with Pastel and Charcoal on Revere 300# Paper. 22" x 18." Casey Klahn.

22 April, 2018

Drawing Degas









Here is the trailer for my video featuring a large scale easel drawing. That longer video is available to my Patreon subscribers. It is a full start-to-finish of a 3 foot by 2 foot vine charcoal drawing where I respond to one of Degas' bather figurines.

As a result of seeing the Edgar Degas, A Passion for Perfection exhibit in Denver, I am on fire to adopt some of his techniques and moves. One thing I took away from his pastels was that I have been working too hard! What I mean is his shorthand for skin tones with pastels was earthshaking for me. 





Details of Edgar Degas pastels showing technique.


Your hand knows how to draw. Get out of the way and watch the magic.




29 March, 2018

The Mods



From the top left:
Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, 
Francis Bacon, Maurice de Vlaminck, Pablo Picasso,
Helen Frankenthaler, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Rothko,
Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Sonia Delaunay.

16 February, 2018

Flowers Video

Enjoy this demo of my recent floral work, Flowers for February.


08 February, 2018

Glamour Portrait



Glamour & Light. After Degas. 2018. Pastel on Paper. 19.75" x 16." Casey Klahn.


A painting of a model in my studio.

06 February, 2018

Mallory in a Red Coat



Mallory in a Red Coat. 2018. Pastel & Oil. 24.5" x 18.5." Casey Klahn.


Full sheet studio work, with model Mallory McIntosh.

05 February, 2018

Studio Session, The Cocktail Dress



Cocktail Dress. 2018. Pastel. 14" x 13.75." Casey Klahn.


I retooled my studio to allow me to have models come to pose. This is the first work, with Mallory, in her black cocktail dress. Her talent is extraordinary, and she's very pretty, as well. 

Please return for the next few paintings I do of her. 

24 December, 2017

Please Have a Merry Christmas

Enjoy this season. The song O Holy Night, written by the French Maestro, Adolphe Adam, celebrates with proper glory the birth of Christ, The Savior. I wasn't moved to post a video with 2 old guys in tuxedos, but the children's choir was just the right touch. Well, I really do enjoy Pavarotti's pipes - he's a singer's singer, to my layman's mind. 

Best Wishes this holiday season, and Merry Christmas. 

Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo - O Holy Night / Cantique De Noel (Christmas-Vienna 1999).




17 November, 2017

Studio Tour


This video was made for Instagram, so I'm running to get it all in! I like Blogger much better, but when in Rome...


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