365, Day 22

365, Day 22

Playing with two colors, water and rubbing alcohol which I managed to spill on the paper on the left side of the design area. It has locked the outer pencil border into the paper and appears as a slightly visible partial halo around the painting. I have decided to just accept all of this and leave it as it is, a part of the story of the painting.

As for the painting, sometimes I think space nebulae, sometimes origami paper. Sometimes I just think of watercolors and what it is that watercolors do and try to leave it at that. It is interesting to me that, when I paint in larger format, I never use the entire area as I have done frequently with these small pieces. Most of what I’ve done are botanical pieces and I’m used to having a lot of white space around the subject. The notion of filling the entire paper with a painting has been intimidating but this practice, for one reason or another, has encouraged me to give it a try.

(© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

About Karen

I am a fifty-something anthropology student, an artist, dancer, photographer, healer, mother, grandmother and perennial seeker. I am distracted by shiny things and infused with a sense of wonder at the world around me and people in general. I am a “journey” person who often wishes that I could have a “destination” day at least every now and then…
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