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 9, 2014
30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 9!
"Room with a View" (11" x 11" image) $125
OK, another busy painting! But I like it for some strange reason, especially the title. The only thing I would change about it next time would be to use different colors. I was trying to limit myself to only 3 colors, but I chose WN manganese blue, which is so wimpy that I really needed to add another blue, but kept to my original goal. I used a mixture of Davinci Red Rose Deep and WN Scarlet Lake for my red, and WN New Gamboge was my yellow. At the end, I allow myself a mixture of alizarin crimson and winsor green for the black color. So, that brings up the question: When is it good to be naughty and go against the RULES???? Yes! This is pure watercolor too, so it was time consuming for the many layers. Tomorrow, I'm going to do an easy one and try the goal, SIMPLIFY!!! Have you heard that before???!!! :)