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, January 4, 2013
30 paintings in 30 days!
I saw a blog called http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/2012/12/thirty-paintings-in-thirty-days.html and Leslie challenged us to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. I don't know if I'm up to this challenge or not, but I intend to give it my ALL! I'm officially starting my challenge tomorrow, but the theme of my paintings will be funky people, so I pulled out this painting that I did many months ago to show you the mood that I'd like to establish with my 30 day painting challenge. I believe in goals, and what better way to start out my New Year? I need a kick in the butt, since I haven't painted in over a month. This is not unusual for me in December (lots of parties), but ALWAYS, I struggle in January to remember how to paint again. Why do I do this to myself???!!! I did complete doing a 30 minute sketch every day for one full year, with only missing 4 days, when I totally FORGOT to do the sketch those days. That year, I really improved as an artist, AND also, had better balance in my life with everything else. I guess that means that I need a little structure to be successful. Off and running tomorrow morning! I know I'll be a better artist by the end of January! Hope many of you will join me!