26 February, 2014

Tangle Top

Tangle Top, Juniper and Piñon. 2013.
6.5" x 11"
Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn

20 February, 2014

17 February, 2014

AKA The Forehead

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

10 February, 2014

The Size is Right

Windswept Height
5.25" x 9"
Casey Klahn

See Casey Klahn Art - Intimate Sizes, at smallpastels.blogspot.com, to find affordable sweeties.

07 February, 2014

03 February, 2014

Last Chance in Open Country

Bald Ridge at Dusk
12.75" x 10" 
Casey Klahn

I live in the country.  Because I do, I like country music.  Probably you do, too, and if you don't think you do, I can prove you're a liar soon enough.  You like Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson, and you like songs by Stephen Foster.  That was easy.

This really big, formatted for the iMac screen, picture of my pastel, Bald Ridge at Dusk, is paired with the song Last Chance in Open Country, because I wanted the message to get across that this is open country and it is big.  Western big.

Willie and Kid Rock are singing in this video about last chances, last dances, last stands, and western movies.  Big ideas and big vistas.  Remember the movies John Ford made in the Monument Valley of Utah?  Breathtaking scenery was the foil for Ford's story lines about cavalrymen and Indians last-standing, galavanting, and grandstanding around the west.  Big people doing big things in big ways, and in big places.  Big, big, big, I tell ya.  Bigger'n big's got any right to be.  

You like western movies.  Don't make me prove that, too.  

01 February, 2014

FINLAND! You Heard Me.

August 4-8, 2014.  See Differently and On Color!  Workshop.  Plus, plein air work.  
Rovaniemi, Fi.

Not affiliated with Hello Lapland!  Sounds like good people, though!

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