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Maurine Among Her Sheep
March 7, 2004 Shoshanna Moser

Maurine Among Her Sheep

Pistol River, Oregon

My friend Maurine O'Connor is an accomplished artist in several mediums, and is a superb abstract expressionist. Although she has a perfectly comfortable house in town, she prefers to spend as much time as possible at her unbelievably remote ranch-- without a telephone, without electricity, and with-- as she calls them-- "the bubbas." (Known to the rest of us as "sheep".)

I am currently working on a painting of Maurine and her sheep. It will be called "Marie Antionette Revisited".

Note: March, 2005 - The painting, 40x50" in acrylic on Arches 300# cold pressed watercolor paper, has been completed and can be seen in my "Gallery of Paintings - Both Digital and Traditional" -


March 27, 2006. Maurine O'Connor died today from lung cancer. She was a painter, a spirit, a force of life, and wherever she went and whatever she did, explosions of color accompanied her.

It was only fitting that this day ended in a sunset that had been splashed with all the vivid hues Maurine so loved. I like to think that as she departed, on her way through the door she paused to paint the sky.

"Maurine's Sunset" -

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Wren 07-Apr-2005 19:51
Fantastic photo! I really love sheep.
Hello from Montreal, Canada.