365, Day 50: Just Add Birds

365, Day 50

I spent the first part of July traveling and, although I’ve been painting, I haven’t been scanning and posting. This gives me an odd sense of having read ahead in a book when I do get around to posting. On this particular day in the morning, calm and relative peace reigned. By the next morning, well, we’ll get to that.

I painted this little landscape using the delightful mini-palette created my friend Martha Kelly. The greens, in particular, were fun to work with and I had to do without my go-to Payne’s Gray for shadowing. When I finished the painting, something seemed to be missing and I thought to myself, “Just add birds.”

So I did. I’m finding birds feel they need to be present in a lot of what I’m painting in one way or another.

(© 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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