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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 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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365, Day 166

I don’t really have anything to say about this one. It happened late , a last minute “I have to do today’s painting” kind of session. It feels like I’m repeating myself. It feels like that’s ok. (© Karen Opp. … Continue reading

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365, Day 164: Clear as Mud

What is it that you want to do? And be somewhat specific because you will be judged on your response… Did I mention that your future, your  academic future at any rate, depends on your answer and the subsequent judgement? … Continue reading

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365, Day 162: Look for the High Ground

Today it was a phrase that prompted the image: “Look for the high ground.” I feel like I’m in another “theme & variations” period working with these foggy, ethereal landscapes of the imagination. I’m also playing with double-loading my brush … Continue reading

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365, Day 161: Sea of Change

I love the way fog can spill across a landscape, pooling in low spots, lifting in others to reveal glimpses of solidity and color. There’s mystery in a foggy landscape. And I love that, too. I do not necessarily embrace … Continue reading

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365, Day 157: Memory

Ever lose something? Something important? And just have no memory of when you became separated from it, even after (thankfully) it gets found and you are able to piece together some degree of explanation for how the separation happened? This … Continue reading

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365, Day 145: The Bird in the Bush

I always find it interesting when themes and images seem to repeat and recycle. I always find myself wondering what it means. I find myself  wondering why I always find myself wondering what it means and wonder why it can’t … Continue reading

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365, Day 142: A Bird in the Bush

Playing with a new brush and things kinda got out of hand… (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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