The November CMW Meeting will be held at the Paramount Visual Art Studios this coming Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning with networking/registration at 6 PM, at 6:20 President Kerry Kupferschmidt will provide an update on upcoming CMW activities and the Member’s Choice Award will be announced. Then about 6:30 we will also see this demo.
(For those of you viewers who are not CMW Members, please feel free to come and join us FREE for one meeting. If you wish to come to other demos, the fee is $5/meeting.)
Painting with Wild Abandon with Karen Knutson!
On Monday, November 13th, Karen Knutson will be our demo artist! She teaches workshops across the United States, traveling to a different state every month! She holds signature status in many National Watercolor Societies and has won many awards, both locally and nationally. In December of 2016, Karen was named one of 10 Artists to Watch by the Watercolor Artist Magazine! Her paintings have been featured in many books.
Karen is excited to demonstrate lots of fun tricks, using acrylics. For those of you who are watercolorists, please come and see some new tricks. You may be able to use them in your watercolors as well, OR Karen may sway you over to trying acrylic after all! She loves the brightness of the colors and the fact that one can layer and build such depth, using acrylics. You become a bit of an archaeologist as you remove layers later on and make discoveries underneath! Karen calls this demonstration process, “Painting like Gustav Klimt” because it results in tiny colorful shapes of exciting colors like he did in his paintings. She will also be sharing many gold special effects like Gustav used also. Her demonstration will include dropping liquid acrylic on the paper and then scraping it, using a credit card. The students always LOVE this process! We will touch on the subject of wire drawing, one of Karen’s favorite things EVER! Karen states about her use of acrylics, “Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy using watercolor too, but I’m a painter first. I will use whatever media works to produce the effects that I want. If you struggle with design and composition, I have some tricks up my sleeve for that too!” To see more of Karen Knutson’s paintings, go to her website, www.karenknutson.com or her blog,