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.
I'm all about recycling things, these days. I eat a lot of almonds, and save the container to reuse for holding markers, buttons, pencils, brushes, and bookmarks, not to mention many other uses! When I don't like the way a painting turned out, I add embellishments, and cut it out to the height of the almond can. Then I wrap it around the outside, and glue it down. There you have it! I just counted my almond containers that are awaiting covers. I have 30!! Do you think that maybe I love almonds????!!!!
Sorry I haven't posted lately. No excuses, just moving forward from here. This is one of my daily 30 minute sketches. I belong to a Facebook group called Urban Sketchers Midwest, and one of the members posted a drawing in which he scribbled as part of his skeching technique. I loved it so much that I decided to do the scribbling technique in one of my Crazy Lady series. After scribbling the hair, and then scribbling the background, I filled in part of the scribbles, just like I used to do when I was a kid. It was so much fun! Thanks to James Nutt for the inspiration.