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.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Goals for the New Year!
After reading Myrna Wachnov's blog this morning, I decided that I, too, must write down my goals. Myrna's blog is one of my favorites. She is such a gifted artist. You, too, should check it out! http://myrnawacknov.blogspot.com/
My goals for 2012 are:
1. Work on my new book
2. Do more people paintings
3. Continue my 30 minute studies every day
4. Lead a more balanced life!
This sketch is one I did in early December when I was at a Paint-in with 3 other friends in Wisconsin. I just let myself sketch without a plan, and as I was sketching the people, I thought how odd that I had sketched 5 people, when there were only 4 of us there at the Paint-in. Then, in studying it further, I saw that the 3 people were separated by a fence from the other 2 people. Now, you might think I'm off my rocker when I tell you this, but the truth was that one friend who was supposed to be at our Paint-in, actually was traveling back and forth every day, visiting her husband in the hospital, and therefore, wasn't able to participate in our Paint-in very much. I truly had nothing in mind when I started this sketch, and look what came out of my subconscious! I'm thinking that the 2 houses in the background must be the fact that Janice was going from our house to the hospital every day. Wow, spooky!!! My intention is to paint from this 30 minute sketch later this month. I'll post it when it happens. Happy New Year, everyone!