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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 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 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 186: Spiral Dance

This was one of those days when a word suggested itself as I painted and the image that resulted totally disappointed me. But it’s also just one of those days when I was reminded that this was about showing up. … Continue reading

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Please Stand By

The trouble is not with your set. I am still here, snowed under the end of semester avalanche. Still painting. Just no tune to do processing & posting at the moment. Stay tuned…and be prepared for an artistic avalanche as … 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 182: Prompts

It is late in November in St. Louis. I woke to the sound of the wind howling outside and a cold rain pattering against the windows. There is a chance of snow as the day progresses. Nothing terrible, but it … 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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