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.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 20!!
"Looking to the Future" $145 Watercolor and Acrylic (11" x 11" image)
Well, what do you know? I made it 2/3 of the way through the challenge!!! These last 2 paintings are a set. I dug out an old painting that had failed, and used it for the background of these silhouetted birds. I wove the dark pathway to lead to the bird, and increased the contrast by adding white acrylic to the light areas. This painting and yesterday's painting are meant to be a set. If you are interested in buying both, the set sells for $275. Redoing old paintings is fun to do. I may be digging into that pile more often! So, there you go! Never throw anything away! My sister reuses coats and suits to make beautiful computer bags, and handbags. It must run in the family! To check out her work, go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunctionalArtWA She also has a Facebook page and it you "like" it, you will receive any new posts when she has new products. https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalArtWa/posts/297572400374192