The Art of Casey Klahn – My first purchase

Over the past few months I became aware of the beautiful pastel paintings of Casey Klahn.

My first original Casey Klahn pastel
My first original Casey Klahn pastel

Nearly every single time he posted one I would stop dead in my tracks and be captivated by his use of colour and his semi-abstract style. I found his works satisfying and solid to look at with simple yet powerful shapes which pleased me eye.

In the end I have to give in and just buy one. It is the first image – beautiful isn’t it?

Now that I have it I am deliberating on how to frame it. Here are two possible ideas (I used Adobe to create virtual frames).

Casey gold finalCasey white finalWhich do you prefer – if any?

Meantime I have isolated some of those lovely passages in the painting that caught my eye and I hope they do yours.

casey bits

To view Casey’s work visit his blog here…http://currentcaseyklahn.blogspot.co.uk/

or his Pinterest board here  and be blown away buy his flamboyant and confident use of colour – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/181762534932537925/

I am lucky enough to now be going on a pastel workshop that he is running in Kemijarvi, Lapland this August – I only hope to be a quarter as good as Casey after my trip!

I have never really worked en plein air as the UK’s weather is so unreliable – I hope this trip will change all that.

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4 thoughts on “The Art of Casey Klahn – My first purchase

  1. Thanks for the lovely post, Alison. I’d say the light frame shows the art better, but the gold one would work better in a fully furnished environment. I guess context would count, and I do favor that gold one, too.

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