Monthly Archives: May 2015

365, Day 11: Simple Things

One of the things I love about painting is the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of simple things in my everyday world. I see differently when I paint. Blueberries are exquisitely beautiful. Not to mention delicious. (© Karen Opp. All … Continue reading

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365, Day 10: Judgement, Revisited

So. What I was going for here was a sort of moody scene with big, back lit clouds over water. Low horizon line with some trees. Sunrise. What I ended up with is not what was hoped. But I left … Continue reading

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365, Day 9: A Far Distant Shore

This was pure play. And I’m not sure, in the end, exactly what I’ve painted. Is this a seashore, rocky and a bit rough, at sunrise? Sunset? A lake shore? I’ve never painted anything like this before and the tiny … Continue reading

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365, Day 8: Riley and Isabella

Last month I had to rehome my two cats. A layoff last fall with me so close to finishing my bachelor’s degree and moving on to hopefully pursue grad school left me in precarious circumstances, juggling (when I can find … Continue reading

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365, Day 7: Homesick

Every year about this time I get homesick for fuchsias. In 2007 I spent several weeks in Ireland and, for many reasons, everything associated with that trip has wrapped itself around my heartstrings. Fuchsias grow wild there. For a Texas … Continue reading

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365, Day 6: Webs of Significance

Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of … Continue reading

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365, Day 5: Earthrise

This is one of, if not the, most iconic image from my lifetime. I grew up with NASA and the space program. I can still remember my mother making me get out of bed the night Neil Armstrong walked on … Continue reading

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365, Day 4: It’s Not Over Til the Fat Lady Sings

Still painting. But also working on Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 40th Season. On May 23, we had our first opening night performance. Got all dressed up ‘n stuff, too. This week we continue with The Barber of Seville and … Continue reading

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365, Day 3

Day 3: Hauntings You may, perhaps, recognize the similarity between this illustration and the photograph used in the banner of my webpage. I’ve also used the photograph on my business cards. If I had to pick one photo, one image, … Continue reading

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365, Day 2

365: A Spiritual Practice of Art. Day 2: Judgement, Onions and Beautiful Light. Continue reading

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