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 4, 2015
Day 4: "30 Paintings in 30 Days"
"Boys will be Boys" 11" x 11" $145
This painting was started just like yesterday's painting, using acrylic paint. It's pictured below. (See Day 3 for detailed explanation.) By the way, Carole Barnes was the instructor who taught me how to start with a wild underpainting, and she also was the one who influenced me to use Aquarius Strathmore paper when I do acrylic paintings. I highly recommend her as an abstract acrylic instructor! My goal when I started this challenge was to add figures to abstract background and to try to stay loose. I kind of forgot that last goal today. Some habits are hard to break. :) But I was really pleased with the colors! I named this painting due to the two boys pushing each other. Yes, boys will be boys!