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.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Good News! Missouri National Watercolor Society Show entry accepted!
Just got my letter of acceptance from the Missouri National Watercolor Society 2012 Exhibition! This painting is of a student, who took my workshop in Thunder Bay, Canada. She was so striking, that I asked her if I could take some photos and got her permission to paint her portrait. I didn't mean to get so detailed with the facial features. Most of my paintings have more simple shapes to form the contour of the face. But I did like the results, and intend to do lots more paintings of Anne (pronounced Annie). I made my own collage papers, using deli paper and carved my own rubber stamps for the impression on the papers. This is mainly watercolor, but also has acrylic and collage. I learned how to do the collage papers from the Anne Bagby video. It is one of my all time favorite art videos. http://www.annebagby.com/