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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 8
"There's Something Fishy about this Pelican" (watercolor) 11" x 11" $125
Yesterday, I babysat my granddaughters all day, and so I didn't get a painting done till now. Good thing I was one day ahead with this challenge. Now, I have to play catch up! My oldest granddaughter, Alex, is 4 1/2 years old, so she loves to do anything artistic with grandma. I knew that I should be painting, so I talked her into painting a pelican with me. She decided to make her pelican purple. I sat in awe of her artwork! So free, no worries, always loving everything that she did! What a lesson it was for me to just take it all in! I had the drawing from yesterday as my start today. I decided to make it playful, like Alex was! I did another painting similar to this with my crazy ladies. It's pictured below. It sold right away! If you are interested in purchasing any of my paintings, just comment below.