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, March 17, 2014
Drawing Challenge, Day 17
Today, I decided to do a drawing of a favorite sculpture of mine. I've got many friends who all have loved ones that are having health problems, so they are all on my mind. This sculpture says so much, I think. It has laughter blanketed around her middle, centering her life. She's looking up to the heavens, as if to have faith in a higher being, and her arms are wrapped around herself, saying that we need to love ourselves before anyone else can truly love us. Last of all, I had only one garlic clove that I put at her base, for good luck to ward off evil spirits, just for good measure! :) Of course, it looks more like a strawberry than a garlic. Oh, well!