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, February 15, 2012
Acrylic painting, Letting Go
Here is the finished painting from my study that I posted on January 24th. I'm pleased with the simple shapes and the drama factor of this one. I've been having so much fun painting in acrylics lately. I use Strathmore Aquarius paper for the large paintings and I paint on stretched canvases for the smaller ones. I use completely different procedures for the 2 of them. This painting was one of the first paintings that I liked after going through the dreaded "January artists' block". I'm having so much fun looking back through all the 30 minute studies that I've done over the last year and a half, and intend to do many paintings in the next few weeks, using the studies.