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 21, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 21!!
"I've Got Rhythm!" $145 (watercolor and markers) 11" x 11" image
Yesterday, I babysat my granddaughters all day, so by the end of the day, I was pooped. No painting at all yesterday. So, this morning, I thought, keep it simple, and get 'er done! I love elegant writer pens, because you can sketch with them, and then if you put a wet brush on the lines later, it will smear. I like that "out of focus" effect. I did a contour drawing of another crow, and decided to add doodling within his body. Keeping the background simple was a "must" against the busy crow. Because it has piano keys in the body, and because he looks like he's stepping out, I named it "I've got Rhythm".