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.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Day 26 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
"Heading for Happy Hour" 11" x 11"image $145 Collage and acrylic on paper
I used the same value pattern as my last painting, "Suits". But this time, I collaged with medium toned papers in the dark areas. I forgot to take a photo in this early stage. I applied the collage papers using acrylic matte medium. In the light areas, I tore up newspaper and collaged it in all different directions, so that the print wouldn't be readable. I then painted a thin layer of gesso over the newspaper to make it a little whiter. I like this painting, because the figures look transparent where they overlap the background. Which painting do you like better--"Suits" or this one? They actually look pretty cool hanging together. If you purchase both paintings, I give 10% off.