Saturday, May 3, 2014

Casey Klahn Kickoff

The Casey Klahn weekend kicked off last night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ponte Vedra Beach. In conjunction with the workshop we had Casey do a demo for us on Friday night, in lieu of a monthly meeting of the group. We had a nice turnout of folks who came to see Casey in person.

Casey had flown out from Washington State earlier in the day but still seemed pretty bright and cheerful, and with a mischievous glint in his eye as he talked about breaking the "rules" of painting.

He talked a bit about his color theory, including the idea that he feels paintings should have an odd number of colors used (3 or 5, not counting black, white or neutrals) and that using an even number of colors (4 or 6) leads to a "square" painting.

The painting he did was strictly from memory, no reference material, based on some views earlier in the day at the beach at Guana, where the Monday plein air day will be held.  He says he does occasionally work from photos, but prefers not to, and that that photo itself needs to be recent so the location is still fresh in his mind.

After he finished he invited everyone up to take a closer look. He also threw out some "teasers" about things he expected to talk about or cover in the workshop. The folks signed up for the workshop should be in for an interesting time!

1 comment:

  1. Would love to know where in South Carolina you plan on the proposed workshop


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