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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 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 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 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 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 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 180: Theme & Variation

There is a “theme & variation” thing going on with the paintings from the last couple of days. They have an “islands in the air” feel to them…The tree shapes are similar and yet strangely different than other trees I’ve … Continue reading

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365, Day 165: Sudden Partings

I hate goodbyes. And I hate attempts to make them out to be really happy events if you could just shift your perspective and get over it all. Sometimes you just need to cry. Maybe that makes room for the … 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 123: Revisitation

Why do we “revisit” memories or places, real or imagined? What is memory? Or imagination, for that matter? This scene is strangely reminiscent of scenes I have painted in the past and yet it is its own. As I revisit … Continue reading

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