Category Archives: Autumn

365, Day 187: Touched by Fire

This was painted on one of those November mornings when the sunrise in the frosty morning lit the landscape with fire. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 179:Fields of Gold

And for some reason, it is always the Eva Cassidy version of “Fields of Gold” that I hear when I say that phrase… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 177:Out of Thin Air

Some days, most days actually, I have  no idea where these images come from. They just show up. But not until I do. This is somehow, I think, significant… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 175

      WordPress has changed. I can’t seem to set up my blog posts the way I used to do it. This annoys me…. Behind w/ my posting, as usual, it seems. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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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 151: Expansion

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, … Continue reading

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365, Day 150: Perseverance

Day 150. I have been at this now for one hundred and fifty days. That’s one hundred and fifty days within which I put paint on paper. I showed up, often when I didn’t want to. I’ve painted through pain … Continue reading

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365, Day 149: Sturm und Drang

Again, I’ve never painted like this before. It flew out of me and then I immediately hated the hell out of it. I had such a strong urge to just rip it off the watercolor block and trash it. Instead, … Continue reading

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365, Day 148: Theme & Variations, Again

Day three of the conference (and day two of this particular compositional style). The presentation went brilliantly. Got a great response, initiated lively conversation. Met more interesting people in my panel session and in the final one following mine, a … Continue reading

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365, Day 147: Departures

Day two of the academic conference. Still panicked but also enjoying myself. Making some new connections and talking to people who’s work articulates with my research interests in interesting ways. Serendipity on all sides. Still nervous about presenting tomorrow… I’ve … Continue reading

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