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.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Day Twenty- 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
Starting this painting as a total abstract, my plan was to include a woman at the last minute. I had an all day painting day with my friend, Lana Grow and we had a great time trying to make a total collage painting like Carrie Burns Brown does. Her DVD is one of my favorites. Below is the painting before the changes. When I got home, I knew that I would have to get the acrylic paint out and fix the painting. I like that I have her right in the center of the painting, and yet, I got away with it. (In my opinion, anyway) I believe that the dark big shape on the right side of the painting adds more weight to that side of the painting, thereby disguising the fact that she is in the center. What do you think? I called this painting, "Hidden Agenda", because I like the fact that the viewer doesn't see the woman right away. This acrylic and collage painting is image 12" x 12" and is available for $295.