365, Day 136: Resistence

365, Day 136

There are days when I sit down to paint with an image, or at least the strong suggestion of an image, clear in my mind. And I resist.

No. I am not going to paint that. Not again. I’ve already painted that scene. No.

And I begin to paint something else that, of course, doesn’t work out. And so I set it aside and begin again. I get out of the way and let what is inside flow out. In the process I realize yet again that I can never paint the same scene twice…

(© 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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