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 17, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 18!
"Sleeping on the Job" $145 Watercolor and Acrylic (11" x 11" image)
I knew that I wanted 2 owls in my series. One that was wide awake, and one that was getting sleepy! There is a double meaning to this painting. I'm half asleep these days too! Again, I want to thank Sarah Rosedahl for the use of her photo. Love the way this owl's eyes are half open. I used the same colors in this painting as yesterday's, just in case someone is interested in purchasing the two of them as a set. Working on a wet surface is an easy way to get the feathers on the owl, but you must work with thicker paint so that the paint doesn't spread out too much. This was a fun painting to do!