Monday, June 13, 2011

More workshop thoughts -- Klahn

Casey's palette is set up like a rainbow, violet to red

It is always great to see how another pastel artist sets up his/her box. You can see Casey Klahn's box arranged like a rainbow, and within each color section they are further arranged by value and saturation. His are a mixture of brands, including some that he has made himself (some of those are made from easel tailings!).

Before repainting one of my "failed" paintings, Casey suggested I make several composition sketches before jumping in with the re-do.


Cindy Michaud said...

This is not as fun as being on site but I am enjoying the workshop with your help!

Casey Klahn said...

Nice shot of that palette!

Thank you for faithfully posting on the workshop, Katherine. Even Lorie commented that she's never seen me start - finish a painting all the way through.

Casey Klahn said...

I want to say how wonderful it was to see your work in real life. Your feel for the abstract landscape is singular and unique: it speaks to your ideas.

It was a challenge to offer you problems/solutions on your paintings, but gave me a chance to stretch myself. And, I have a "fund of perversity" with which to cause trouble with.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks for the comment, Cindy. It was a fun workshop.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Casey! Thanks for the comments about my work. Oh, I felt challenged like when you limited my lines from 5 to 3 with which to draw a landscape. Great exercise.

I hope we have a chance to paint big together some day. It's a different ball game, to be sure.