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.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Day 28: 30 Paintings in 30 Days!
"Dusk" $99 SOLD
Image size: 11" x 15" watercolor
This painting has the appearance of a wood cut. It's a great technique. Supposedly, I was going to do an easy painting today. But that changed! I learned the process of masking out the sky from Nita Engle, one of the top watercolor artists in the country. I took a workshop from Nita Engle when I had only been painting for about a year. She was such a master! AFTER I carefully masked around the trees and the reflections in the water, etc. I realized that I would have to take all the mask off later on. And one thing that I forgot on this FL trip, was my maskoid remover. Ugh! So, after I poured on the colors for the background trees and the grasses, I dried the paper and then used rolled up masking tape to remove the maskoid. It works great in a pinch. Below is what my painting looked like with the masking fluid protecting the sky, sky holes in the background trees, and the reflections. Only 2 more days to get these great deals. It's been a fun journey.