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.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Day 14 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
"Life in the Fast Lane" 11" x 11" $145 SOLD Acrylic and permanent marker
Back to painting acrylics for this one! This painting went pretty smoothly, although I had to resize my drawings several times to get the size that I wanted for this format. I drew my image on tracing paper, and then enlarged it on the printer to the preferred size. What did we ever do without the computer and printer? I find that I'm a little out of my element when I go to Paint-in's since I don't have my modern equipment right by my painting desk. I started with a wild underpainting, using mainly blues and greens. I like starting with the opposite color because I knew that I wanted to do a red painting today. Then I wiped out the light areas, using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. I love the marks left by doing it that way. I doodled on the background and her dress, using a permanent marker. I'm pleased with the colors, but then I am partial to red. Even my grandkids know that red is my favorite color.