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.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Day 24 of "30 Paintings in 30 Days"
"The Hen Pecker" $145 watercolor and collage (11" x 11" image)
Chickens have always fascinated me. They have so many expressions that make them almost human. I almost named this one, "Say what?" but decided at the last minute that she is a bit of a nag, so I named it, "The Hen Pecker". Tomorrow's painting is a rooster, so be sure to check back to see the companion piece for this one. I love the feathers of this chicken. I took this photo at a farm in Minnesota, where they had a big old truck that they had transformed into a flower garden. Really cool place! Wish I knew the breed of this chicken. I'll bet my friend, Sarah Rosedahl would know. She wrote a whole book about chickens. Click here to see it! https://www.facebook.com/ChickenBreedsAtoZ