Back to the Easel

“Spectacular Towd Point ” Oil on canvas 24″ x 36″ by Casey Chalem Anderson It feels so good to be back painting in my studio where it’s cool and contained I can paint at a sustained pace. When I saw this sunset I was stunned. My spirit...

Deep Lavender Fields by the Bay

I waited all year to get to the lavender fields on the North Fork in East Marion. You must time your visit to coincide with the blooming cycle, or you could be disappointed. The smell of fresh lavender infused the air, and I could smell it as soon as I pulled into the...

When Mistakes Don’t Matter

There are numerous mistakes here, but you may not see them.  It doesn’t matter because the overall feeling flows, and the line is sensitive.  Sometimes you must let it go, whatever it is, and let a new solution come in.  Mistakes in a drawing and in life are in...

Swept Away

Here’s the video of me signing. Click here: IMG_6330  (video will download rapidly, and you can see how big this painting is) I signed it. Does that mean I’ve finished it? Probably not. There is always some little mark that I must add or some color that I...

Gravity Surge

  Why do we need the ocean? So many of us crave being by the sea but can’t precisely say why. When I look out and stretch my eyes to the horizon, I feel relief. We need the water to remind ourselves of the power and beauty beyond our everyday. It could...