State of Grace Paintings

State of Grace Paintings

Here is a portfolio I created for the “State of Grace”paintings. It includes the newest series, “Blessings”, inspired by the words of John O’Donohue.

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Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update 2022

Celebrating Mid-Winter, Studio Update 2022

The returning and increasing light is daily perceptible, welcome and cheering. Now it is peaceful after a transition to the new year after snow, rain, tornados, fires. This Mid-winter, Imbolc, Candlemas season (more…)

Halcyon Days Celebration

Halcyon Days Celebration

Note on January 1, 2022: Originally I posted one image with out text a day (sometimes two) during the 2021 Halcyon Days, the 7 days before Solstice until 7 days after. Now I have placed them in order in this one post. I chose photos of oil paintings, drawings, and collage from 1986 to the present that may be a peaceful contemplation for you. (more…)

“Backstories”

"Backstories 16", detail, by Kathleen O'Brien

“Backstories 16”, detail, by Kathleen O’Brien

I’ve been preparing the series “Backstories” for some time. It’s for the annual small art holiday special. “Backstories”  is shared first to the loyal readers of my lovingly written emails and blogs as an appreciative thank you (more…)

Homestead Then and Now, Guest Post by Greg Orth

Homestead Then and Now, Guest Post by Greg Orth

Author: Greg Orth, footnote by KO’B

“At the recent Open Studio event held by my wife Kathleen O’Brien, I was lucky to have a chance to talk about our homestead, and the 22 years spent developing Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary. In doing so I was reminded of some of the decisions made (more…)

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