28 July, 2017

For Käthe

For Käthe. 2017. Charcoal & Pastel. 18.5" x 14." Casey Klahn.

This image was a response to the tonal sketch challenge that is sponsored on the Facebook page, How To Pastel. The idea is to take a leaf from the master German artist, Käthe Kollwitz. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work in the style of one of my favorite artists.

For the set-up of this, I placed a harsh flood light clamped to my easel and pointed directly in my face. I feel that line and tone are tremendous tools, if you allow them their voice.

Abstract Expressionism, Art Criticism, Artists, Colorist Art, Drawing, History, Impressionism, Modern Art, Painting, Pastel, Post Impressionism