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 6, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 7
"Bird Crossing" (11" x 11") Watercolor $145
Day 7! One week done! And today, I got an optical migraine! I was out when it happened, so I had to drive home with one eye closed. I get the kind of optical migraines where there are flashing lights for about 20 minutes, and when they disappear, the headache starts. But, if I take tylenol right when I feel it coming on, it lessens the headache by a lot! So, I made it home safely, and laid down for awhile, and then began what was SUPPOSED to be an EASY painting! What happened???? Why is it that I keep making this so hard? I see others do really easy paintings, but there's something in me that always wants to do a really good painting. I guess that's good, as long as it doesn't kill me! :) I named this "Bird Crossing" due to the look of a railroad crossing sign.