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.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gelli Print Mania!
I'm still enjoying playing with the gelli prints. This one was a lesson on patience and being reminded of some important rules to good design. I added the red collage papers (that were from my used acrylic palette) for a center of interest effect. Then I took a photo to check out my values. (see photo below) The two big circles were contrasting too much with the values there. So I subdued them with another printing, and that's why I added the light tan color over them. Lastly, I allowed myself to doodle with a permanent marker. Yesterday, at my critique group, we discussed being true to ourselves. Figuring out what we really love and making it our own! I love to doodle, and have always loved the paintings of Gustav Klimt. Yes, I think you'll be seeing much more doodling from me in the future!