365, Day 23: Catching Up

365, Day 23

I have a pile of these to get scanned, uploaded, and blogged. There never seems to be any time.

This is one of those pieces that looks better, clearer, in “real life” than in the scan. I remember, the morning I painted it, feeling drawn to the blues and greens in my palette. Sucked in to them, really. Sort of obsessed. One thing I’ve begun to notice about this practice is that I’m experimenting much more than I ever did when I painted botanicals or larger format pieces. This morning I played with simple wet-in-web with the blues and greens, letting them do what they wanted and then seeing what they had to say to me about what they wanted to become.

What they became was flag irises along the edge of a meadow stream. It’s late in the season for these but, for some reason, they were on my mind this morning. I’ve always loved purple iris of all sorts. These are tiny and loose, but I can look at them and smell the fragrance and hear the water flowing.

(© 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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