Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section, Phi

Golden Section rectangle has the property that if you remove a square from it, the remaining space is another Golden Section rectangle. This is the design format I took as a departure for the series “Phi, Φ”, a series of 36 watercolor collages (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…)

Bridge Across Time

Bridge Across Time

Bridge Across Time

In 1988 I wrote: “I am attracted to petroglyphs in a deep way. They came from a time when art was an integral aspect of community, when the artist was a healer. Even though scientists are reluctant to give meaning to these symbols I think ancient artisans knew that the power of manifesting an image was to cross the bridge to spiritual nourishment.  “Bridge Across Time” was the first oil painting in a series of over 100 that depict petroglyphs. (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…)

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…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2017-2018

50th Year as an Artist, 2017-2018

My 50th year as an artist comes to a close as I write the last post, about the years 2017 – 2018. It’s with a sense of accomplishment that I complete this series, reptrospective, 23 posts in all. It became a big visual resume that gives me a grounded sense of accountability to myself in regards to creative purpose. I hope it will serve to give perspective to anyone who inherits or buys my art, a real legacy, in my opinion because the images are served up with story. (more…)

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