Begin each Day as if it were on Purpose - Food for Thought MJ Zorad

My Favorite Hiking Buddy  KITO
Rhodresian Ridgeback Extrodinaire 
The most watchful and alert dog to go hiking in the woods with as she alerts to everything except bears. Oh Well!  PRINT FROM LAST SPRING


 

Ruddy Duck Waterfowl Bird Art Oil Painting Mary Jo Zorad


 Ruddy Duck Oil Painting
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The Five Graces

Red Aspens Fall Color Mary Jo Zorad Washington Art Oil Painting


 COLORS OF FALL
Oil Painting on Canvas 16 x 20
Fall is one of my favorite times the sun lays low on the horizon and the colors 
are changing, yellows, ochres, reds, pinks and all the shades of green.
The crisp morning air and dew drops on the grass. Just a favorite time of year.

By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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Cougar Wildlife Oil Painting "Faces of Nature Series" by Washington Artist Mary Jo Zorad


Majestic, elegant and stealthy,
from the golden peaks I observe my quarry beneath the pine tops unaware of my vigilance and hunger.
K Schilling 
On one occasion was I graced to see a wild cougar sitting in the driveway of my neighbors home when I lived in CA.  It was a young cougar just sitting on the asphalt.  I like to believe it was enjoying the early morning, but I suspect it was looking for breakfast.


ELK WILDLIFE WATERCOLOR PAINTING MJ ZORAD FINE ART





"Elk Wildlife Painting"
Watercolor Painting


Elk Wildlife
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA

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"Arabian Horse Oil Painting"
16 x 20 on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA

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Two Mustangs oil painting by Washington artist Mary Jo Zorad

"Two Mustangs Oil Painting"
16 x 20 on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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More rain today. Just waiting for summer.

Horses under the rainbow. Photo by Mary Jo Zorad

I have spent the last several days sorting through my images. This one is from last year. It is the view from my kitchen window. I just happened to snap the rainbow showing over the horses and their new home.


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BRINDLE GREYHOUND WATERCOLOR PAINTING MJ ZORAD ORIGINAL







"Brindle Greyhound Watercolor Painting"
8.5 x 11 on Arches Watercolor paper
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA

IRIS AND POND Acrylic Painting by Washington Artist Mary Jo Zorad

"IRIS AND POND ACRYLIC Painting"
16 X 20 on Gallery Wrap Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA


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"Arabian Horse Oil Painting"
Unframed Painting 
11 X 14 Oil on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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Thank you everyone. --- My Favorite Oak Tree from California


"My Favorite Oak from California Oil Painting"
20 X 24 Oil on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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I grew up in CA and at times truly miss the warm dry weather. But not today we have sun and warmth.
Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I really apppreciate everyone.
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"Abstract Floral Arrangement Painting"
16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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"Abstract Landscape Painting"
11 X 14 Acrylic on Canvas
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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Greyhound Dog Oil Painting by Washington Artist Mary Jo Zorad


"Greyhound Oil Painting"
24 X 12 on Canvas

By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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"Hydrangea Floral Arrangement" Impressionist Painting by Mary Jo Zorad

"Hydrangea Floral Arrangement"
12 X 12 on Canvas
Waiting for spring.
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA
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"Field of Poppies" by Mary Jo Zorad Washington Artist

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"Field of Poppies"
16 X 20 on Canvas
Waiting for spring.


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Cute Calico Pastel Painting by Mary Jo Zorad

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"Cute Calico"
8" X 10" on Velour Board
I pulled out the pastels over the weekend and painted this cute calico.

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"Arabian Beauty" by Mary Jo Zorad

"Arabian Beauty"
16" x 20" Oil on Canvas
Quote
"The challenge in working to be open is to keep from getting lost in the openness. This involves paying attention... to be really open to all the possibilities that present themselves within in any given situation. " From "The Breath of God" by Swami Chetanananda

This is so true when painting. How often one can get lost int he thoughts, feelings and colors. I see this as a good thing. One of the many reasons that I paint.

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The Path Abstract Landscape Painting by MJ Zorad Oil Textured Art

Abstract Landscape Painting
"The Path"
Textured Painting Mary Jo Zorad
16" x 20" on Gallery Wrap Canvas





"When there is beauty witnin you"
From "The Breath of God"

When you understand that the great source of satisfaction exists within you, just as you are, then you don't need to bother with anything else. Very simply, when there is beauty within you – when there is love within you – then love grows up everywhere in your life. When there is giving in you, then giving grows up everywhere in your life. Then there is no need to manipulate or change anything, because there is already something utterly amazing in you as you are.

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Reflections Tryptic 3 15" x 30" Canvas Oil painting MJ Zorad

Reflections Abstract painting
Tryptic 3 15 x 30 Canvas Oil Painting
"Water unceasingly changes shapes and transforms itself."
In Taoist tradition, water is considered an aspect of wisdom.
Water separates one stage of life from another.
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"Begin each Day as if it were on Purpose" MJ Zorad


Abstract Oil Painting
"Frosty Morning"
15" x 30" Painting on canvas

My readings from last night.
From Siddartha by Hermann Hesse

"Truly, nothing in the world has occupied my thoughts as much as the Self, this riddle, that I live, that I am one and am separated and different from everybody else, that I am Siddartha;"
"and Govinda saw that his mask-like smiled, this smile or unity over the flowing forms, this smile of simultaneousness over the thousands of births and deaths - this smile of Siddartha- was exactly the same as the calm, delicate, impenetrable, perhaps gracious, wise, thousand-fold smile of Gotama, the Buddha, as he perceived it with awe a hundred times. It was in such a manner, Govinda knew, that the Perfect One smiled."


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Tribute to My Step-Dad David M. Staples


David M. Stapels passed away yesterday morning 2-19-10. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease and is at peace now. A wonderful man. Supportive, happy, loving, and kind. You couldn't ask for a better dad than David. He loved sailing, photography and my mother. They owned three different sail boats over the years and enjoyed every minute on the water, as did I. This photo shows their joy when sailing.
David you will be missed dearly.





Abstract Oil Painting
Hydrangea Floral 8" x10"
Textured Painting Mary Jo Zorad

We have 200 of these lovely plants in our green house just starting to show buds. Can't wait for the Spring blooms.

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Abstract Heavens Oil Painting Reds BluesSuns by MJ Zorad

Abstract Oil Painting Painting Mary Jo Zorad
Abstract Heavens 16" x 20" On Gallery Wrap canvas
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“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
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Sedona Series Oil Painting #38 by Mary Jo Zorad


Abstract Oil Painting Painting Mary Jo Zorad
Sedona Series #38
12" x 16" On Gallery Wrap canvas
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Paint Horse Painting by Mary Jo Zorad


Paint Horse Painting Mary Jo Zorad
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Abstract Floral Oil Painting Mary Jo Zorad
18" x 24" Oil on Canvas Commissioned painting
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Two in the Sun Horse Oil Painting Mary Jo Zorad



Two in the Sun Horse Oil Painting Mary Jo Zorad
From Love and Power by Lynn Anderws

"True power is Love"

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Tabby CAT FINE ART ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING MJ ZORAD



Tabby Cat Painting MJ Zorad
Oil on canvas 8" x 10"


From Love and Power by Lynn Anderws

We must know and embrace all of what we are.
Whatever we choose not to look at will end up ruling our lives."

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