“Life is given only once, and one wants to live it boldly, with full conscious and beauty.” — Anton Chekhov “Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” — Paul Cezanne • Inspired if not by Cezanne but by the mountains themselves, I decided to see what I could capture … More Magnetic Beauty
“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” — Anthony Douglas Williams * * * Breeze and Tiller, true and loyal Labrador friends of Jane and Bill, Branford, CT — Watercolor portrait by … More True Friends
This is Sammy, the sweetest little Yorkie there is on all of Cape Cod! Sammy is owned by George and Sheila, grandparents of eight year old Andrew. Home on a snow day this past winter, Andrew snuck a photo of Sammy and sent it to me to use as reference for a watercolor painting. Figuring that it … More Meet Sammy
“How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.”— David Joseph Schwartz “Watch your attitude. It’s the first thing people notice about you.” — author unknown * * * Lola — Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2017
“Rest and be thankful.” — William Wordsworth A Happy Thanksgiving Day to all! * * * Eddie — just waiting for a touch of love. Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2016
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” — Dalai Lama * * * “Bless this Nest” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (currently hanging in the Essex (CT) Art Association Summer Exhibition, “Where I Live.”)
The battle is to keep this sea of chaos at bay and not let it wash us away into utter chaos.” — Sanjeeva Ananthan Kelsey Island, Branford, Conn. Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015
it beautifies everything it covers.” — Unknown May peace and joy be yours in this holiday season and beyond. * * * “Winter Whites” watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor © 2015
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck * * * Northern Cardinal, watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor, painted from photo reference by class instructor, Bivenne Harvey Staiger.
but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.” — Manoj Arora * * * Mama Duck. Watercolor painting by Mary O’Connor, created following participation in classes conducted by fine arts instructor, Bivenne Harvey Staiger. Photo reference by Bivenne.