Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nathalie Azmi

Meules fin juillet ” © Nathalie Azmi

Name: Nathalie Azmi
Bio: French artist Nathalie Azmi has been painting with pastels for many years.  While she first painted with acrylic, watercolor and digital media, the need to paint the landscapes around her had her seek out a medium that gives her both a physical, subtle contact with the material, and the rapid response necessary to express her feelings on the support.  Her paintings are an emotional response to the landscape. Influenced by the impressionist school, she seeks a more personal expression of the essential, where less is more. 
Nathalie is primarily self-taught, although she has taken a workshop with Sophie Amauger,  Master Pastellist of the French Pastel Society.  She has participated in group exhibitions, most recently at St Gelais, near Niort, at the Salon Françoise d'Aubigné, and at salon Terre de sienne,  La Ferrière, where she was guest artist.  She had a recent solo show of her landscapes at the town hall, Venansault, and at the Côté sud Expo, La Roche-sur-Yon in collaboration with the Arts Pluriels Association. Her awards include 1st prize in the Garden Painters of Loriot, Venansault, and had three paintings among the finalists of the 2012 ASPAS (Spanish Pastel Society) online exhibition.
Nathalie Azmi lives in the Atlantic coastal Vendée region of France.
Medium: Pastel; acrylic.
Subjects: Landscape; Portraits; Still Life.
Style: Representational, but impressionist in treatment.
Navigation: This website is in French. Links vary as to whether they open on a new page, leaving the current one open; or close the current one on moving.  Links from thumbnails do not always lead to a bigger version of the same image.
Gallery: Galerie des Pastels: Paysages (landscapes) ; sub-galleries : A travers champs (in the fields) ; Eaux et marais (water and marsh); Ici et ailleurs (here and elsewhere); Portraits ; Nature Mortes (Still life). Illustration-graphisme (illustration-drawings).
Image View:  Generally the thumbnails are labelled with medium and dimension, and open on a new page. The enlarged image varies considerably in size from small to quite large.  Meules fin juillet is 34 cm square, 594 x 594, 53.5 KB
Blog/Demo: No

Monday, January 28, 2013

Jean Hirons

“Fog and Sun, Owl's Head” © Jean Hirons

Name: Jean Hirons, PSA
Bio: Jean Hirons was raised in the seaside town of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, where she returns to paint each year. Having grown up in New England, she is particularly sensitive to the painting potential of the New England landscape, with its houses, farms, coastal villages. Landscapes are her passion, captured en plein air when possible. Her work represents not only the local area, but other parts of the United States and Europe.
Jean majored in art in college, then took a detour into library science, and ended up for 20 years in the Library of Congress. She returned to painting in the 1980s, and converted to pastels in 1991 with a box 90 Rembrandts and a sheaf of Canson paper – a denouement I can identify with! Jean has taken workshops with Duane Wakeham, Doug Dawson, Bob Rohm, Susan Ogilvie, Elizabeth Mowry, Albert Handell, Margaret Dyer and Richard McKinley. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Maryland Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.
In 2005 Jean took early retirement and began teaching weekly art classes at Montgomery College, in Rockville.  She now teaches at the Yellow Barn in Glen Echo Park, Bethesda. Jean's work was featured in the Pastel Journal, June 2011 issue, and she wrote an important piece on the importance of personal development in art in the June 2012 issue.
Jean lives in Rockville, Maryland, and is represented by Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, and by Rogers Gallery in her hometown of Mattapoisett.
Medium: Pastel
Technique: Jean likes to begin with a charcoal or graphite drawing on a white substrate; this is rubbed in with water; colour washes are then overlaid, before soft pastel is painted on top. Jean rarely uses hard pastels, except when fine detail is required. While she works in plein air, she also will base a painting on a photo, using artistic licence to interpret the composition  and colour,
Subjects: Landscape; still life.
Publications: Finding Your Style in Pastel ; Author House, $51.99.
ISBN 978-1-47727-135-3  
E-book version also available, and through Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
Style: Representational, but loose, painterly and atmospheric.
Navigation: Main menu remains available at all times at side of page.
Gallery: Mid-Atlantic; New England; West/Midwest; Other
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge on a new page. There is a return to gallery link, but if you use the “right click, open on new tab/page” option you can keep the gallery page open too. All images are labelled with title and dimension – the medium is always pastel. Download is possible.  Fog and Sun, Owl's Head is 12 x 16 ins, 513 x 380, 60 KB.
Blog:  Yes – this is a new blog and looks very promising indeed. 
Demo: No

Friday, January 25, 2013

Johanne Morin

“Primary Colours” © Johanne Morin

Name: Johanne Morin
Bio: Johanne Morin was born and grew up in Quebec, Canada, dedicating herself to sports before opting for a more reliable future. She studied Computer Science, and has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Ottawa.
In the year 2000, Johanne moved with her husband to Texas in search of a warmer climate. The move kick-started a change in direction as she rediscovered her long-lost love of art. (Something of a late starter, as she puts it - she finished her first painting a few months short of her 40th birthday.) She has taken classes and workshops with local and internationally recognised artists. Johanne has worked with pastels, wood burning and wood sculpture and has won awards in each medium, including 1st place awards in both Still Life and in Landscape for her pastels.  She paints from life as much as possible working mostly alla prima.
Johanne now lives in Mahopac, New York. In 2012 she joined the Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painting (LHVPAP) group.
Medium: Pastel; oil
Subjects: Landscape ; still life; figurative.
Style: Representational to impressionistic. Johanne says that she enjoys exploring two different approaches in her artwork. The "left-brain" approach is careful and analytical. The "right brain" approach, on the other hand, sometimes takes her by surprise. Her ultimate goal is to be able to combine the two approaches: right-brain adventurous creativity informed by left-brain knowledge of form and execution.
Navigation: Main menu remains available at all times at top and bottom of page.
Gallery: Paintings: Pastels; Oil. Archive Pastels; Oil.
Image View: Thumbnails are labelled, and enlarge on mouseover. They can be saved, if you hold down the left mouse button and drag the thumbnail over to the enlarged image – it will then not shut down once the mouse is moved off it, and you can right click on the enlarged image to save it.
Blog:  Yes – but it is an oil painting blog so far, mostly plein air, not pastel 
Demo: No

Monday, January 21, 2013

Adriana Meiss

“Meadowbrook by Moonlight” © Adriana Meiss

Name: Adriana Meiss
Bio: Adriana Meiss was born in Costa Rica, where she spent her formative years. While she always had a strong interest in the arts, she graduated from Universidad de Costa Rica, San José,  with a degree in biology and went to New York to pursue graduate studies in Forest Resources Management at SUNY-ESF. In between she sandwiched in two semesters of art courses. About 2001 she was exposed to the versatility of the pastel technique and the brilliance of the medium when she visited a local art exhibition. She immediately started experimenting, finding that the intervening years of observation allowed her to paint in a different way, and that her career in silviculture informed her treatment of landscape.
Apart from those two early semesters,
Adriana considers herself self-taught, although she has taken workshops with Nicora Gangi, Mary Padgett, Marc Hanson, Susan Ogilvie, Robert Carsten, and Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Adriana is a member of the Adirondack Pastel Society. Recently her painting Of Crickets and Frogs (featured) was accepted in the IAPS web show. She is represented by Gallery 54, 54 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles, New York.
“Of Crickets and Frogs” © Adriana Meiss

Medium: Pastel. Adriana  paints in the studio and on location. "My aim is to express in my painting how the subject affects me. For that purpose I always ask myself questions like "What if…?", which usually lead me to a more expressive and creative approach. Sanded paper and board are my preferred substrates and I use a variety of pastel brands.  I like to work fast to prevent overworking the painting and to maintain my interest."
Subjects: Landscape; Flowers
Style: Representational. Adriana states that she is not looking for a perfect rendition of the landscape or objects, but rather striving to convey a feeling and a sense of place.
Navigation: Another FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: (Paintings) Recent Work;  Landscapes;  Adirondack Scenes;  On Location; Florals.
Image View:  Generally the thumbnails are labelled with medium and dimension, and enlarge in a scrollable viewer.
Demo: No
Facebook: Yes

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jennifer Evenhus

“Sand Dune Daisies” © Jennifer Evenhus

Name: Jennifer Evenhus, PSA
Bio: Jennifer Evenhus is a nationally recognized,  award winning artist based in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
She enters and is accepted in many juried shows each year (since 1984) and has numerous national awards to her credit. Jennifer has exhibited work in New York City at the National Arts Club; Denver, Colorado at Carol Siple Gallery; Sacramento and Redding, California; New Orleans at the World Trade Center; Coos Bay and Bend, Oregon and Seattle, Issaquah, Everett, and Anacortes, Washington to name a few.  She is a Master Pastellist of the Pastel Society of America; a Distinguished Pastellist member of the Northwest Pastel Society;  the Pastel Society of the West Coast  (PSWC) and Knickerbocker Artists USA (KA). She was featured in Abstract Category of Finalists in the Pastel 100, 2002 and had an article The Pastellist's Studio in the Jan/Feb 2000 issue of the Pastel Journal; and a piece Abstract Painting in Pastel in the July/Aug 1999 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: Landscape; Still Life; Abstract
Style: Jennifer's work is often quite abstract, she paints out most of the detail, leaving just enough for the viewer to be intrigued.  Jennifer says: “Inspiration for my work comes from landscapes, earthscapes (tiny bits of earth, plants, pebbles) or rockscapes. Flowers often find their way onto my canvas as well as still lifes. I am naturally drawn to patterns, shapes and movement and enjoy translating those into works of art, striving to capture the essence of the subject using dynamic compositions and bold color.
Navigation: Another FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Artwork: Abstract; Earthscapes; Still Life; Landscapes; Florals; Figures/Portraits; Italian Scenes.
Image View: The galleries open to different methods of display  - some are thumbnails, some are slideshows.  Generally the images are labelled with medium and dimension, and download is not possible.
Demo: No

Donna Van Tuyl

Winter Solstice ” © Donna Van Tuyl

Name: Donna Van Tuyl
Bio: Donna Van Tuyl of Goldendale, Washington State,  has embraced the great outdoors all her life. She spent her youthful summers on horseback, exploring the mountains around Central Washington and as an adult changed to hiking, biking and running in the woods and mountains throughout the Pacific Northwest. She now carries a camera, along with painting gear on her trips that now focus on her plein air artwork.
Donna has taken workshops with Elizabeth Mowry, Richard McKinley, Albert Handel, Bob Rohm, Judith Cunningham and Jennifer Evenhus among others. She lists among her favourite art books Carlson's Guide To Landscape Painting, and Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne.
Donna has been winning awards for her work since 2003, when she first began exhibiting.
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: Landscape; wildlife.
Style: Representational
Navigation: Another FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Portfolio
Image View: Thumbnails are labelled with medium and dimension and enlarge in a viewer window where they may be viewed serially. They may be saved. Winter Solstice is 12 x 16 ins, 550 x 408, 41 KB.
Demo: No

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yves Garandel

Madame la Loire ” © Yves Garandel

Name: Yves Garandel
Bio: Born in 1943 in Paris, Yves Garandel started to draw and paint as a child and  his first exhibition (at the age of 12) was organised jointly by his teacher and the local mayor at Collonge, Burgundy. After school he worked in horticulture at Versailles, taking evening courses at the Grande-Chaumière for two years, followed by two more at the Atelier, impasse Bellefeuille (both in Paris).
In 1966 he started to work abroad for a large telecommunications company, visiting Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Spain, Réunion and Mauritius. His evenings were spent painting in his hotel, exhibiting in various towns and galleries meanwhile.
He settled in Calais in 1974 and met with a group of painters who painted and exhibited together at the Maison de la Culture. Encouraged by his colleagues, he started showing at regional, national and international exhibitions.  He moved to Rouen in 1976 . At first, his style is figurative, poetic and fantastic, with vegetation, sea beds and moon landscapes. In 1980 he had his cubist-naïve period and in the 1990s, his style veered towards Expressionism and Abstract.
In 1993 he moved to Réunion to paint its riotous colours.  1997 and 1998 are spent in Cuba and Mexico. His current work is inspired by the Loire in autumn, and the vineyards of Sancerre and Bordeaux.
Garandel has been winning awards for his work since 1976. His exhibitions are too numerous to list.
Medium: Pastel; acrylic; oil.
Subjects: Landscape
Style: Garandel says “My style mixes constructions in time, wavy rhythms and cyclonic turbulence : a perpetual motion of the world and nature. I am an atypical painter and work according to my desires and inspiration.”
« J'aime les couleurs qui "flashent", et pour moi, la vie est synonyme de rouge, de vert, de jaune... Me remettre en question, oser, étonner, amuser, c'est mon pain quotidien ! »
Navigation: This website provides both French and English language versions. They are not duplicates and there is an additional gallery of five paintings of Mexique in the French version that are not in the English version. Main menu remains available at all times at side of page.
Gallery: Paysages (Landscape); Abstrait (Abstract) ; Cuba; Reunion; Mexique (Mexico  - French version only)
Image View: Thumbnails are labelled with medium and dimension and enlarge in a pop-up window whence they may be saved. Madame la Loire is 40 x 50 cm, 550 x 408, 324 KB.
Blog/Demo: No

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Christiane Rosset


“Kerguelen, brume d'été austral” © Christiane Rosset
Name: Christiane Rosset
Bio: Christiane Rosset was born in 1937 at Metz.  From 1955-58 she studied at the Ecole du Louvre, and from 1956-59 at the Atelier d'Art et de Décoration both in Paris.
From 1959-70  she worked at textile design for furnishing, in silk and cotton; and she also designed wallpapers and panels, in collaboration with fashion designers and magazines. From 1971-85 Christiane taught drawing, painting and life drawing at the Cultural Centre of Saint-Cloud, and at her studio  from 1986-1992. (She had resumed her studies from 1978-80 at the Académie de Port Royal, Paris.)  From 1993 she has devoted herself entirely to painting and was nominated the first female Peintre officiel de la Marine in 1995.
Christiane has participated in numerous group exhibitions, and has many solo shows to her credit. Her work has been winning awards since her 1st prize for painting at the 1979 Saint-Cloud salon. In 2011 she was the guest artist at the Art de Pastel en France, Giverny.
Medium: Pastel; watercolour; oil.
Subjects: Seascapes
Style: Representational.
Publications: Golfe du Morbihan; ISBN: 978.2.84833.182.9 
Can be ordered by writing to Christiane Rosset, 38, chemin du Hazay - 78440 JAMBVILLE, France. €35 including postage within France).
De la Bretagne aux Kerguelen;
Available by writing to Christiane Rosset, address as above -  €34 including postage within France)
Navigation: Main menu remains available at all times at top of page.
Gallery: mer & ports (sea and harbours); régates (regattas) ; pêcheurs (fishermen); Bretagne ; missions ; croquis & couleurs (sketches and colours).
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a pop-up window and these are sometimes, but not always, labelled with name and dimension. There is much to explore here, and I have chosen a picture of penguins at Kerguelen, because not too many artists have made that trip!  Kerguelen, brume d'été austral (southern summer mist) is 60 x 110 cm, 600 x 368, 71 KB.
Blog/Demo: No

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Patricia Cain


“Riverside Scaffolding II ” © Patricia Cain
Name: Patricia Cain
Bio: Glasgow-based artist Patricia Cain is an author and researcher who abandoned a career as a lawyer for her first love - art. An initial foray into art education 1st Year BA (Hons) Illustration – Central St Martins 1982/83, was followed by an LLB (Hons) Law – Northumbria University in1984/87. However, Trish completed her PhD through the practice of drawing at Glasgow School of Art in 2008.
Trish is a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration, the Scottish Society of Architect Artists, the Scottish Society of Women Artists,  the Glasgow Royal Institute of Fine Art, and the Pastel Society U.K.
She exhibits nationally and internationally, winning both the Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes in 2010.  Her recently acclaimed major exhibition at Kelvingrove, Drawing (on) Riverside, exposed the nature of practitioner knowledge to a wider lay audience through the observation and response to the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum which has subsequently been likened to Dewey’s study of the nature of method. These intricate paintings were done on site over a period of four years during the construction of Glasgow’s new Museum of Transport.
Trish was featured in a piece by Ken Gofton in the October 2012 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel; acrylic; oil
Subjects: Architecture; urban landscapes
Style: Eye-watering detail, especially in the construction paintings. Trish states: “Whilst the focus of my practice often explores both the relationship between man-made and naturally occurring landscapes and the notion that we construct ourselves through our environments, the heart of my work is about the process of making, the awareness that results from this, and how this might feed back into the different environments in which I work. Research is an ingrained aspect of my practice and my experience of combining these elements informs my teaching.
Publications:  Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner.  Intellect books Paperback, 2010.  ISBN 978184150
Navigation: Main menu remains available at all times.
Gallery: Portfolio: Drawings:- Construction Drawings (pastel); Drawings (some pastels); Paintings:- 2012 paintings; Clydebank Paintings; Riverside Project (mostly pastel); Prints:- Screenprint; Etchings; Public Art; Sculpture.
Image View: Thumbnails are labelled, and open in a viewer; they may be expanded. Images may not be download as such, but the “Save link as” option allows you to save the webpage, and all the image files are contained within the accompany folder. Riverside Scaffolding II is 140 x 122 cm, 876 x 768, 218 KB.
Blog: No, but there are lots of documents on drawing on her publications page; an abstract of her PhD thesis is also posted on the site.
Demo/blog: No

Monday, January 7, 2013

Carol Santora

“Night Frolics” © Carol Santora

Name: Carol Santora, PSA
Bio: Carol Santora has loved animals of all kinds since she was a child, and always wanted to be an artist. Santora began her formal art training in 1983 while working as a registered nurse, and graduated with a BFA, summa cum laude, from Framingham State University. After a first successful portrait of her dog, Flossie, Santora realized she had a special talent and passion for animal and wildlife portraiture. Over the next 20 years, Santora would explore oil and watercolor painting before settling on soft pastel as her perfect medium. She painted landscapes and still-lifes, studied human portraiture and the figure, but the animals kept appealing to her and appearing in her work.
Carol Santora is now best known for her expressionistic animal paintings.  Internationally collected, her work has been exhibited in shows in New England, New York City, California, Florida, Wyoming, St. Thomas USVI, and in France.  A Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Santora has garnered numerous awards including First Place Other Media: Pastel at the Susan K Black Art Show 2009 & 2008, and the Headwater's Purchase Prize, Dubois, Wyoming, 2009 in addition to over four dozen other 1st Place, Peoples Choice and 'Best in Show' awards.
Santora has traveled throughout New England and Wyoming studying animals in the wild and in protected environments. Santora shares her artistic voice and vision, celebrating animals in an explosion of color.  She has taught from her studio and at various schools and museums, and is a requested judge and demonstrator for diverse groups and audiences including amateur and professional painters, and pet owners.   
Medium: Pastel; acrylic.
Subjects: Animals, domestic and wild.
Style: Representational. Carol takes hundreds of photographs and spends countless hours watching the animals that inspire her paintings. Her work is grounded in representation, but she is not bound by that. As she works, a completely realistic depiction gives way to a more artistic, contemporary rendering that serves her colorist and expressive purposes.
Navigation: Straightforward - main menu remains at side and thumbnail galleries remain open when larger image is requested.
Gallery: The galleries are categorized by subject and medium. DImension is indicated. Download is possible. Night Frolics is 10.5 x 11.5 ins,  423 x 397, 26.6 KB.
Image View: Thumbnails open in new page with gallery still available.
Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Otto Stürcke

“Taos Terracotta” © Otto Stürcke

Name: Otto Stürcke
Bio: Born and raised in Sun Valley, California, Otto Stürcke wanted to become a professional artist ever since he could remember. In high school Otto began to paint portraits after becoming familiar with the works of Michael Angelo, Ingres, Saturnino Herran, Velasquez, and Bouguereau, drawing inspiration from Renaissance masters to Disney artists.
At the age of 17 Otto joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he was recognized for his drawing ability and was named the "artist private". After his military service, which included a tour in Desert Storm, he continued to take art workshops and courses at several local art associations and colleges. During this time he also took up acting, joining the Screen Actors Guild in 1997. Since then Otto has performed in several television shows and films including, "Crusade", "Mad TV", and hosting Univision's "Control".
In 2003, Otto began to produce and art direct award winning films, including "The Project's Lumiere", which received an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards. Much of his work involves developing art for film and television, having now created for more than 250 projects. His current projects include conceptualizing and sketching art for Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Smurfs", HBO's "East Bound and Down" with Danny McBride, and "Battleship".
In his studio, Otto enjoys experimenting with all sorts of different media. Often mistaken for photos, Otto's works demonstrate hours of technical patience, although he seeks frequently to alter his methods to experience every aspect of painting.
About two years ago Otto was introduced to pastels and the majority of his current work is in that medium  Last September his piece Taos Terracotta won the Art Spirit Foundation Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal Award for the Pastel Society of America's Annual Open Exhibition and 4th place in the Pastel 100. Otto has also been a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s still life category.
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic, gouache.
Subjects: Still Life; portraits
Style: Meticulous realism.
TechniqueTaos Terracotta measures 12x18 ins and was painted on dark brown La Carte sanded paper with a combination of Unison pastels, NuPastels, Carbothello and Cretacolor pastel pencils.  Otto likes to lay down a few layers of the softest pastels first making sure the the "tone" of the painting is set.  He focuses on saturation of color as well as light and shadow at this stage, following on with NuPastels adding a fair amount of detail and attention to graduating values.  The pace of the painting slows down considerably but he is still focusing on the painting as a whole.  Lastly he like to finish with the pastel pencils adding final details and textures. This technique is quite the reverse of that of most pastel painters, who usually begin with their hardest sticks. The only other painter I can think of who approaches this method is Jane Lund.
Navigation: All links remain available on top of page. Well designed site, looks original – looks like a blog, but clicking on the images on the side bar on the homepage brings you directly into the still life gallery.
Gallery: Fine art gallery: Portraits; Florals and Still Lifes (mostly pastels); Animal Art
Image View: Each thumbnail is labelled with the necessary information – the legend can be turned on or off on demand. The thumbnail is enlarge in a viewer on the same page, and detailed close-ups are included. Download is blocked.
Blog/Demo/Ebay/Flickr: No

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Casey Klahn

“All the colors field” © Casey Klahn

Name: Casey Klahn
Bio: My first post for 2013 is on a busy artist and teacher whose approach to colour is original and whose influence is gaining momentum. I seem to have had some recent posts on artists whose work has pared the nature of expression to the essentials - Jim Morgan, Karin Goeppert and now Casey Klahn.
Casey Klahn is an American artist born in 1958 in Hoquiam, Washington, and now living in Davenport. Casey studied Biblical Literature at Northwest College (now Northwest University) – he recently had a one man show in the new humanities and science building there. He drew as a child, but only became a professional artist some 15 years ago. He is in the main self-taught, but did take the Norman Rockwell Famous Artist School Correspondence Course for Talented Young People (that is some handle!) when about 11 or 12 years old, which he still values highly. He has attended some workshops, and now teaches fine art workshops on his own New School Color, from Boston to Denver, Durango, Portland, Seattle, to Georgia.
Casey explains: “New School Color is my way of describing new expressions in colorism similar to Fauvism but exploring the new.  Contemporary colors are more numerous than either the Fauvists or van Gogh had available. We are in a new era in that regard. I wish to explore what new things may be said with color.” Often surprising in the use of colours, his palette is up-to-the-minute. His visual ideas extend the explosion in art that began over a century ago with Modern painters such as Cezanne, van Gogh and Matisse. Currently not a physical construction of bricks and mortar or an organized school, the New School Color is more a conceptual entity, but who knows what the future may hold as Casey's influence spreads, as he garners more students and followers.
“Forest Deep diptych” © Casey Klahn
Medium: Pastel, charcoal and graphite
Subjects: Landscape; figurative.
Style: These landscapes and figures are strong, vibrant and emotive. Working in various drawing media, such as pastel, charcoal and graphite, Casey’s pictures are dynamic and yet they provide an emotional renewal at the same time.
Navigation: The above URL is simply a list on the homepage of links to the several pages that make up Casey’s set of blogs.
Gallery: Look at the labels section of the blog for links to My Artworks, and Pastels,  in order to scroll through the images. You can also view images by clicking the Portfolio link from the home page.
Image View: Images in the blog enlarge on a new page when clicked and may be downloaded. The downloads are an excellent size for viewing.
Blog: Insofar as the set of sites are all blog style, this one is perhaps a blog within a blog. However. Casey points out that The Colorist is his flagship.
Facebook: Yes