Category Archives: Birds

365, Day 194: Shorelines & Safe Harbor

I don’t know where this shoreline and gentle blue water came from on the cold, early December morning when it appeared. These things happen, however, and I tend not to question them too intently. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.) … Continue reading

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365, Day 193: What Can We Do Together?

I remember painting this one and not feeling particularly inspired. The brush I picked up lends itself more to stamping in dry brush details than it does to the more fluid way I’m finding I prefer to paint but, some … Continue reading

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365, Day 191: Inspiration

Winter landscape. Sometimes, the inspiration is simply picking up a different brush and asking it, what shall we do? (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 190: Canopy, Revisited

This was another “lift above the treetops” morning. Summer in November. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 188: Waves

I remember, when I painted this, things were pretty tense. Thanksgiving break and so much to do it was hard to relax. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 185: Canopy

I remember painting this one and showing it to my fiancé as we shared the kitchen, trying to get ready for work. This was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I was majorly stressed out with school. I remember this image … Continue reading

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365, Day 184: Blurred Edges

I am still snowed under, so to speak, with finishing school and with life in general, but I felt I needed to try to get back to scanning the paintings and blogging. I AM still painting! But I haven’t posted … Continue reading

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365, Day 183: Halfway There

The funny thing about being halfway someplace is that you’re just as far away from finishing as you are from your start point. Do you go back? Can you? Sometimes “halfway there” seems like “twice as far to go”. Anyone … Continue reading

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365, Day 181:Shape Shifting

It’s always interesting to me when the scene I’m painting changes as I’m painting it. I woke up on this particular morning to see a frosty landscape outside the window. That was the visual prompt for the painting. But, as … Continue reading

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365, Day 180: Theme & Variation

There is a “theme & variation” thing going on with the paintings from the last couple of days. They have an “islands in the air” feel to them…The tree shapes are similar and yet strangely different than other trees I’ve … Continue reading

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