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 27, 2014
Day 27- "30 Paintings in 30 Days"
"Laundry Landing" $145 Watercolor, collage, acrylic (11" x 11" image)
Yesterday's Blue Jays were so popular, that I decided to paint another Blue Jay today. It's -8 degrees outside, with all the schools closed, so I decided to paint blankets on the line, to add warmth to this painting. I tore 2 different napkins in strips and collaged them do the blanket area. Then, I painted with acrylic to create the quilted look. I still love seeing laundry hanging on clotheslines. It reminds me of my childhood on the ranch. There's nothing like the smell of fresh sheets just brought in from the clothesline, don't you think?