Monthly Archives: October 2015

365, Day 161: Sea of Change

I love the way fog can spill across a landscape, pooling in low spots, lifting in others to reveal glimpses of solidity and color. There’s mystery in a foggy landscape. And I love that, too. I do not necessarily embrace … Continue reading

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365, Day 160: Landscapes of the Imagination, Revisited

I wonder about these landscapes that materialize in front of me. I wonder what it might be like to walk these hills. What the trees smell like. What the birds sound like. Would they be familiar? Would there be spiders…? … Continue reading

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365, Day 159: The Fan Brush

Playing with the fan brush. Because, you know, sometimes you just gotta. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 158: Far Distant Shore

October 28th is my Dad’s birthday. He “went West”, as a friend of mine will say, in 2006 and I miss him terribly… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 157: Memory

Ever lose something? Something important? And just have no memory of when you became separated from it, even after (thankfully) it gets found and you are able to piece together some degree of explanation for how the separation happened? This … Continue reading

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365, Day 156: New Beginnings

Yesterday, a short while after painting the “Thresholds” piece, I got engaged. Standing now on another threshold but sharing it with someone wonderful. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 155: Thresholds

The word that was in my mind as this painting revealed itself was “bleak”. This is a familiar word for me, particularly when I find myself standing on (or crossing over) a threshold. I sensed that happening this morning. As … Continue reading

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365, Day 154: Social Landscapes

There’s a party tonight and I’m crying because I have to go. Well, I don’t have to go. And partly I want to go, at least in theory. People I know will be there, people I like. And people I … Continue reading

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365, Day 153: Expanding Horizons

Even I can’t help but notice how the paintings over the past few days have outgrown the original 1″ circle that serves as my practice center. I have been tempted, over these last few days, to paint something larger format, … Continue reading

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365, Day 152: Storm Crows

Birds, flocks of birds, started showing up in my paintings some time after I began this project. Sometimes they were wheeling and diving in large numbers. Sometimes there were just a few  and they were more gentle. In my mind … Continue reading

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