29 March, 2015

The Moonlit Forest

If Moonlight Touched the Forest, Would That Perfect It? 2015.
11.3" x 7"
Pastel & Graphite
Casey Klahn

23 March, 2015

Saint Petersburg

Meeting The Master, with Odd Nerdrum.
The writer Torgrim Eggen interviews Odd Nerdrum at the cultural heart of Russia, visiting the Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, St. Isaac's cathedral and the Repin Academy.

I toured the same museum and sights in Russia last August. In this video, Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum is paying hommage to Rembrandt, in the same manner that I paid hommage to Matisse when I went to St Petersburg. Read I Ascended Alone, where I recount my own life-changing trip.

22 March, 2015

Red Dirt Twilight

Red Dirt Intimidation, Intimacy and Insouciance. Twilight. 2015. 15.25" x 11.75." Pastel, Oil, Vine Charcoal, and Graphite. Casey Klahn. Demo painted in South Carolina this week.

14 March, 2015


1 Piece in the Shape of a Daisy. 6.75" x 12.5" Pastel. Casey Klahn.

10 March, 2015

09 March, 2015

Red Interior with Figures

Interior with Mother and Child. Red Motif. 2015. Pastel, Oil & Graphite. 12.25" x 9." Casey Klahn.

04 March, 2015

Yellow Foils Turquoise

A Modernist Sensitivity with Yellow. 2015. Pastel, Oil, Graphite on Canson. 12" x 9." Casey Klahn.

28 February, 2015

Coin Woman

Woman. 1 Coin. 2014-15. Pastel, Oil, Compressed Charcoal. 22" x 15." Casey Klahn.

26 February, 2015

20 February, 2015

Ceramics Life

Counting Vessels. 2014-15. 13.5" x 9.5." Pastel, Oil, Compressed Charcoal & Graphite. Casey Klahn. 

I am invariably taken in by texture in paintings I see. But, there has to be something more to keep my interest. In the end, no technical trick can ever please me. Ideas. Expression. Space. These make me rest on an image.

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