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365, Day 149: Sturm und Drang

Again, I’ve never painted like this before. It flew out of me and then I immediately hated the hell out of it. I had such a strong urge to just rip it off the watercolor block and trash it. Instead, … Continue reading

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365, Day 101: Saturation

There are times here in St. Louis in the summer when we reach the saturation point and everything seems to rain. Sometimes it’s the traditional version of rain that falls from beautifully sculpted and exotically shaded clouds. Sometimes “rain” falls … Continue reading

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365, Day 87: Anam Cara

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but … Continue reading

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365, Day 86: En Garde

As I began to work on this painting I saw threatening storm clouds. The finished product makes me think of clouds hiding the moon which shines behind them and down on the sleeping landscape below. There is a bit of … Continue reading

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365, Day 71: Extraordinary

“In the right time in the right light everything is extraordinary.”  ~ Aaron Rose Moonlight on the Mississippi River near Bellerive Park, St. Louis on a muggy summer night. Definitely not creepy and I find myself not hating the river … Continue reading

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365, Day 70: The Mississippi

I spent some time on the banks of the Mississippi River yesterday evening with some Cajun music and a friend who would be happier if I didn’t think rivers were creepy. I think I’ll work on that a bit. Today’s … Continue reading

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365, Day 62: Clouds

“I could never be with someone who liked Joni Mitchell. ‘It’s clouds illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds at all.’ What does that mean? Is she a pilot? Is she taking flying lessons? It’s probably a metaphor for … Continue reading

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365, Day 60: Moonlight & Mystery

I love watching the clouds sail in front of the moon. I love seeing the fog in the valleys illuminated by the moonlight. I love seeing the first, faint blush of dawn and the last kiss of evening tint the … Continue reading

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365, Day 44: Meditation, Expectations, and the Art of Showing Up

I found myself this morning troubled by a sense that I should do something with my painting today. (© Karen Opp. All rights reserved.)

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365, Day 30: Progress

“Progress” is a word, and a conceptual framework, that I have issues with. The notion of traveling in a linear fashion, always forward, always “improving”, getting “better”. I have found that, for me, “progress” often involves looping back and opening … Continue reading

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