On Sabbaticals and Lifelines | Carla O’Connor

A yearlong sabbatical outside the classroom gave workshop instructor and watercolor artist Carla O’Connor time for reflection, renewal and reconnection. “I had begun a group of paintings several years ago,” O’Connor says, “but my workshop schedule had monopolized a majority of my time and attention, causing me to put the works aside. While on leave, though, I was motivated to complete Lifelines, a series of large paintings based on my personal family history. I knew it was important to my growth—both personally and artistically.”

Below are several paintings in the series; more can be seen in the June 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, available at northlightshop.com and on newsstands April 22.

 

Scion (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O'Connor

Scion (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O’Connor

 

 

4125 (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O'Connor

4125 (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O’Connor

 

Love, Hedy—Panama (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O'Connor

Love, Hedy—Panama (watercolor and gouache) by Carla O’Connor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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