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.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Day 12: 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
"Time to Reflect" $99 (Special discount price during January)
11" x 14" image Original watercolor
This painting was such a pleasure to do. I purposely kept is as simple as possible. Picking only 3 colors, burnt sienna, cobalt blue and raw sienna. Then I wet both sides of the paper and put in the sky and then waited for a bit to add the distant tree mass, using thicker paint. Then it was a waiting game to add salt and create back-spills and runs on purpose. Timing is everything in this piece. Although it was a pretty fast painting to do, you have to be pretty experienced painter to pull it off. I would recommend reading Zoltan Szabo's books about this procedure. He was one of the most influential artists for my instructor, when I first took classes back in 1985. I love testing my timing skills with one of these from time to time.