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.
Monday, January 13, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 13
"Friends Forever" 11" x 11" image (mixed media) $125
Yesterday, I hit a wall. And I really had many life lessons in the process. A good friend called after reading yesterday's post, and encouraged me to do what I love! Make it fun again! And I thought all day about deadlines, and changes. I went to get a new cell phone and told the manager that I was really phobic about losing data from my old phone. She told me that she used to be that way too, but now, is all about minimizing "stuff" in her life. When it really comes down to it, what's most important? Our family and our friends! So, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted, and I painted a simple painting and I really enjoyed doing it!!! Yay!! I used many deli papers that I had collaged earlier for the background. I learned this from the Anne Bagby DVD, which is one of my favorite DVD's! What a blast it is to make all of these papers! I used the design from one of my 30 minute sketches that I had done many years ago. Anyway, the moral of this story is to "do what you LOVE", and life will be good! :)