Love Letters Inspiration part 1

Love Letters Inspiration part 1

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

Love Letters

Love Letters

For the spring I’m starting a Love Letter series, the first is Love Letters to Henry Miller, a collection of 9 collaged paintings that will be displayed here and elsewhere online.  The first picture is the complete series hanging now in the studio. As they are presented in the next blogs, for each artwork I’ve selected notes from my journal, followed by a quote from Henry Miller. (more…)

Serious Case of Spring Fever

Serious Case of Spring Fever

Serious Case of Spring Fever

I had written a long email letter telling my subscribers about Love Letters to Henry Miller things around the studio, trip out west and yearlong plans. Plans kept changing with the times. The real truth is I have a serious case of spring fever. After years of neglect on my part, I am falling in love (more…)

How Atlas of the Year Evolved

How Atlas of the Year Evolved

Through the years my creative expression in response to the “here and now” has taken different formats. This post is about how Atlas of the Year evolved. In the 1980’s, (more…)

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Two things amaze me about this October. Our neighbor was able to make a second cutting of hay. Seeing one area made me realize how I love a clear cut, and how those line appear in my art. (more…)

An Eve of Peace

An Eve of Peace

An Eve of Peace

Lately my family has been involved with funeral preparations for my mom. We did not know how long the wait would be for her internment at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be joined with my father and paternal grandparents. They rightfully prioritize the active duty personnel. It is a great comfort to be a part of the ceremony that the Honor Guard bestows to their veterans. So we are fortunate that we received a September 6 date.  (more…)

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Art Lovers Spring into Art

Spring Into Art exceeded all expectations. I’m still floating with good feelings remembering some of the highlights of art lovers flocking to the event. It is a major joy to witness 34 artworks leaving with happy collectors. I wish I had taken a picture of the free art table before the event started. That was the secondary surprise, you sort of had to be there! (more…)

Summer Atlas Part 4

Summer Atlas Part 4

Summer Atlas Part 4

This is the last in the series Summer Atlas. It’s only been four weeks since the Equinox when we said goodby to summer. Do you notice time accelerating at this time of year? Summer now lives on in these paintings. I intended to extend some summer spaciousness to you in this art. (more…)

One Simple Question

One Simple Question

One Simple Question

As an artist, how can I serve you?

There is no right or wrong answer, but it will help my curiosity.

Anyone who contacts me with their answer will be eligible to win this collage, “Love Letter to Henry Miler, 6”, a $120 value.

The random drawing will be during ARTTOUR!

"Love Letter to Henry Miller, 6". watercolor, drawing, stamp, forsythia, collage by Kathleen O’Brien, 8×8″

“Love Letter to Henry Miller, 6”. watercolor, drawing, stamp, forsythia, collage by Kathleen O’Brien, 8×8″

I look forward to hearing from you!

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