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 2, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 3
As I look at the temperature outside, here in Minnesota (below zero AGAIN), I long for Spring, so I decided to paint a robin today. I've always loved robins. Last year, I saw hundreds of them in early Spring, all gathered together, looking at the snow as if to say, "Am I early?" This was a sight I've never seen before, and probably won't see again. I again used collage papers for the feathers, just like Day One of this challenge. I also printed off quotes about birds and robins and collaged them in the light areas. I've always been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, so that is why I put the line work and graphic style in the background. It was a fun project. Again, this is 11" x 11" image and it is available for $95.