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.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
"Quiet Moment Together" 11" X 11" SOLD Acrylic and Collage
Knowing I had to leave my studio in the mid afternoon, I tried to keep
today's painting more simple. Have you ever had tiny pieces of collage
papers that you've thrown away? I use them in a complicated paper
collage. AnneBagby taught me how to do this on her DVD. Placing the collage papers
randomly over the entire surface, I have my "under painting". I use acrylic matte medium to adhere them to the paper. It
is pictured below. Then I draw my subject on tracing paper, placing the
center of interest wherever I like the collage papers the best. After my
complete drawing is on the tracing paper, I get a print of the drawing that is
only 25% of it's size. I then make a 3 value sketch on the new small copy.
For me, I HAVE to do this on these paintings, because you are actually
painting where the lights are. Below is my value sketch too.