Category Archives: Trees

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 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 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 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 138: Serendipity and Sheer Dumb Luck

A couple of weeks ago, as I was driving behind my sweetheart down a dark, windy bit of Illinois roadway, a large owl flew between our vehicles. It flew slightly lower than the level of my car roof. There was … Continue reading

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365, Day 136: Resistence

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 … Continue reading

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365, Day 134: Dawn

No words. But I like what the paint did here. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 116: Departures

I sat with a friend the other night and went through all of the original paintings from my 365 practice. A number of things stand out for me but one in particular is the fact that the 1″ circle no … Continue reading

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365, Day 115: Theme & Variation, Again

Different season, same scene? Same difficulty. “Lone Tree” was the phrase that kept repeating in my head these last couple of days as I painted. I have no idea why and no idea why, with a “mantra” that strong and … Continue reading

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365, Day 111: Canopy

As this painting emerged, I felt as if I were flying above the canopy of the trees that have been making their appearance rather frequently lately. Sometimes, it’s good to lift up over the treetops and get a wider perspective. … Continue reading

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