“The sun rises every morning and sheds light, vanquishing the night’s darkness. The rooster also rises every morning only, unlike the sun, he simply makes noise. But the darkness of the night is dispelled by sunshine, not by the rooster’s crowing. The world can use more light and less noise. Wherever I can, I want to be light.” — Steve Goddier
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“There’s a morning when presence comes
over your soul. You sing like a rooster
in your earth-colored shape. Your heart
hears and, no longer frantic, begins
to dance.” — Rumi
Watercolor paintings by Mary O’Connor © 2016
11 thoughts on “Calm Down”
GASP! You’re paintings are getting better and better! LOVE THESE!!
It’s the use of saturated color!
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The watercolors are STUNNING! Just stunning!
Thanks! They were fun to paint.
Ditto to the two comments above and more!
Best looking roosters I have ever seen! (And without the “noise!”)
My next trick will be to add the noise!😏
Use a timer which activates at sunrise…
Nice work on the Rooster.
Beautiful paintings of the rooster. Childhood memories waking up to them every morning.