365, Day 151: Expansion

365, Day 151

There are times, as I go through this practice, that I notice the composition expanding out of the circle that it begins in. There are times when it contracts back into the circle. Like breathing…

…which is a good analogy, I think.

I have also noticed a shift in my compositional style over the last few days. The miniature format is, in some ways, a limiting factor but it can also be freeing. It seems easier to try things like the paintings from the past few days in small format rather than attempting it in a large painting. I will say that, prior to doing this practice, I never painted this way, the way you see here. And while my color choices might appear, shall we say, somewhat “uninspired”, I am finding that like them. And the landscapes they’re showing up in.

(© 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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