Over the past few months I became aware of the beautiful pastel paintings of Casey Klahn.
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).
Meantime I have isolated some of those lovely passages in the painting that caught my eye and I hope they do yours.
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.