Mozart and Music

Mozart and Music

When I write, the best music to keep me focused is Mozart’s piano sonatas. The simplicity and unembellished sound of piano surrounds me without distracting me from the task at hand. That is, until it comes to Mozart’s Sonata No.6 in D Major, K.284, (more…)

Blessings

Blessings

I want to backtrack to the winter when I created “Blessings”, a series of six watercolors. They are on the Grace art page, but I was busy at the time and didn’t write about the amazing thing I saw on my studio window that sparked the work. (more…)

“Angel Play”

“Angel Play”

“Angel Play”, series of four paintings came about in the last days of winter.  Beginning on Valentine’s Day, the return of the Red winged blackbird bachelors coming to roost overnight in the bamboo, (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…)

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…)

Harmony, New Harmony

Harmony, New Harmony

Harmony, New Harmony

Sweet thoughts occur after a recent trip to America’s prettiest art town to pick up artwork from New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. It marked the end of an era, and got me reminiscing about that period and how much the town has meant to me as an artist. (more…)

Halcyon Days are here

Halcyon Days are here

I love this day and the following days, my favorite time of the year, as it is for many of you. On December 14 the Halcyon Days begin. It’s an ancient mythological tradition, (more…)

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