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.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Day 25- 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
Need I say anything more? At Day 25, I'm running out of energy and feeling totally worn out, totally FRAZZLED!! This is a self portrait, part of my Crazy Lady series. I did the 30 minute study of this some time ago, (See below) when I taught back to back workshops. I like to teach 4 day workshops and then have at least one week to refuel, but this time, I had scheduled these workshops in order to pay for some remodeling that we had done. Never again! Although I'm glad that I'm almost done with the challenge, I'll never be sorry that I did it. Thank you, Leslie Saeta for setting this up.
I've got a friend, Karlyn Holman, who teaches many workshops within a year, and I don't know how she does it! I call her the Energizer Bunny. You definitely should look into taking a workshop from her. She's the best! My paintings are in several of her books. Click on this link to get to her website.
This painting took several hours to complete, but was very fun to paint. It always works better when I work from a color design sketch. I use Tombow markers to do these. That's what I will be doing daily after this challenge is over. I miss doing them, and I'll pledge to do another year of 30 minute studies. Did I just say that???!!!! Below is my study for today.