Karen Knutson paints in mixed media, trying to make her paintings fun and easy. A wide range of subjects, including landscapes, figures, collage, abstracts, florals, and birds. Many lessons are included on this blog to encourage her art students. Teaching across the country makes her life a great journey.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Don't feel like painting? Here are some suggestions.
Some days you just don't feel like painting- whether you have the moody blues, or you're scared of that white paper, or you're just procrastinating. I have many cures for this. Sometimes I make cards, like this one, "Red Vibrations". I use "old dog" paintings and cut them up, add acrylic paint to brighten up the muddy colors, add embellishments, and before I know it, many hours have passed. The best thing is that my imagination gets sparked, and suddenly, I feel like painting again. This card has brads, price labels, grommets, and ultra thick embossing powder on it to really spice up the composition.