Category Archives: Blue

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 192: Frosty Morning

This was another image that was inspired by the frosty winter morning and by the choice of brush. Never let yourself think that a paintbrush is an inanimate object in the process of creation.

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365, Day 189: Showing Up

Some days, I just go through the motions. Draw the circle, pick up the paint brush. Let it find the water and a pigment…there is often absolutely no idea in my head of what I’m going to do even as … Continue reading

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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 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 176: The Way Things Are

The way things are NOT: Trees are NOT black. And black trees do NOT grow on blue hills.

I love proving myself wrong. Continue reading

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365, Day 173: Clarity or…?

Hurried. Stressed. Exhausted. Yesterday I made a major decision that in part feels right and in part feels disappointing. The “feels right” part is deeper. The disappointing part seems more tied to my head and expectations. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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365, Day 171: Hopes and Fears

I debated with my Muse in the matter of palm trees here. The birds said no. I’m not sure what the imagery here is evoking. Shipwreck? Marooned? Lost at sea? Refuge? Escape? I’ve never painted an island before…Maybe it’s just … Continue reading

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