Sunday, June 12, 2011

Casey Klahn Workshop -- Day Two

Earlene, Sarah, Suzanne, Casey
Casey Klahn describes his use of color in "Fauvist Forest"

Casey comments on Earlene's painting

originally a failed painting, but transformed into the seed for this new work
24 x 24 on Wallis Museum

You are right to feel jealous that you missed this workshop with Casey Klahn. It has been a weekend of ideas and challenges. I have much to think about and will post more of my thoughts later in the week. 

We painted more today, by using a failed painting and correcting the mistakes as we discovered them. It is a struggle, a dynamic back and forth of correcting what is not working and then working to see the next thing. Work, work, work. And then, too soon, it was over. But the ideas linger ...


SamArtDog said...

I'd say you were generous to host the workshop, but I know you got yours, in spades. Can't wait to hear more of your thoughts on it.

I'm very happy to see your path to the beach return. It was always very provocative. It begs to be followed, doesn't it?

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam, you are right on all counts!

Casey Klahn said...

As I drove away Sunday, Katherine, it hit me like a ton of bricks: I didn't get of photo of you and I!

I always try to get a "when bloggers meet" photo :(

Maybe someone has a class photo with us in the frame somewhere. Love your photos of the class very much. Thanks for the gracious hosting.

Suzanne said...

You summarize it so well. It was a fun workshop and a challenge for some of us to simplify our compositions. A new adventure!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Casey! Bummer about the photo. We'll have to meet again some time for another photo op. You are welcome for hosting -- it was a pleasure.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Suzanne! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the workshop and that you got something helpful from it that will help with your art making.