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 25 of "30 Paintings in 30 Days"
"The Hen Pecked Husband" $145 watercolor and collage (11" x 11" image)
This rooster hits me on so many levels. First of all, I used a photo from a painting trip to France with Karlyn Holman. Check out her schedule. Her trips are so fun!!! My friend, Connie and I were taking a walk near the resort which was located in the country. There were many chickens and roosters, but this guy was clearly in charge! I took countless photos of all the chickens there. Aw.....France, what a great trip that was! I chose the name for this one, because I wanted it to be a mate for the painting that I did yesterday, and I have to say, I wondered if my husband would want it for his office. Now, I wouldn't call myself a nag, but when it comes to road trips, I have been known to pipe up a few times when Dick is driving. :) I enjoyed painting this so much, that I may be painting a few more chickens this year. They really do develop their own personalities as I paint them!