Process: Repeat


I tend to repeatedly paint the same image.  An image takes hold of me and I paint it in various colors and mediums.  Why?  It’s not about “getting it right.”

I need a strong attraction to a certain form for the form to become part of my repetitive imagery, or part of a series.  Sometimes it is not until much later that I fathom why that image, why that subject, or why it filled my heart.  Sometimes the form is all about something internal I am working through, and when I begin to figure it all out, I tend to lose interest.  When the juice is there, the artwork can be good.  When the image has exhausted me, the artwork becomes flat (by my standards) so I may as well move on, clean, cook, and tend to other things until the next time around.

Maybe my art isn’t about the image at all.  Maybe it is just about color and texture, and the image is a good vehicle for the exploration.  Nah.  Well, maybe, sometimes.  I don’t really know.  I try not to think about why I do it.  It interferes with creative process

I’m not the only artist who has ever painted the same image or subject over and over.  Monet.  Billy Al Bengston.  Not that I am as good as them.  Just sayin’.


My older work all says “©D.Katie Powell” and it is just too much work to change a hundred images.  However, I am now agreeing to the  Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, which you can learn more about by visiting the site, or, visit my web page for a more user-friendly summary on my terms.  My images/blog posts can be reposted; please link back to DKatiePowellArt.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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  1. Pingback: F is for Favorite Artists: A-to-Z Challenge | D.Katie Powell Art

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