“Feeling it Out” 4×4 oil on canvas

I have been a little overwhelmed lately. Not by painting per se. Painting is how I handle overwhelm. But sometimes there’s nothing better than taking color to a tiny, almost insignificant canvas and seeing what happens. 

No thunder or lightning today. No clouds parting. No burning bush. Just routine. Just ritual. Just an egret with her otherworldly patience, wading in murky waters, feeling it out as she goes.


All my paintings from the month will be available February 3 at the gallery and online February 6.



  1. Greg Molchan

    I feel like January has been overwhelming in general. Not sure how much I buy into astrology, tarot, etc., (I really don’t), but I’ve been on a healing journey, and the stuff I’m reading about this time being one in which I’m emerging and moving into a time that may be less safe–because I’m ready–is resonating.

    • Denise Hopkins

      I’m eager to see where this new time will take you. Your photographs lately have been stunning.

      • Greg Molchan

        Thanks so much for that, Denise! 🙂


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