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, November 12, 2014
Another Wire Drawing
This was my demo for the Two Harbors, MN workshop on Day 3. We had a fabulous time, starting out with Funky Lady paintings, then Charcoal Pour bird paintings, and lastly, wire drawings. I told them how hooked I am in this process, and I think there are several of them that are just as hooked as I am. This painting started out with random collage pieces positioned in a cruciform manner. I keep the colors of the fiber paper very neutral. After the collage dries, we add the drawing of the bird, using permanent markers. Lastly, we paint the background, using neutral colors. My favorite combination colors for this is neutral tint and aureolin yellow. It makes an army green/grey color that I really love! These drawings sometimes lead to abstracts, by cropping into certain areas.