Aug. 17, 2012
-- Molly O’Neill-Lally’
s passion for watercolor painting began under the tutelage of internationally respected painter and illustrator, Arthur Getz, through the Washington Art Assoication. Years of gardening and encouragement from Getz to “paint what you see” motivated Molly to create watercolor paintings of the variety of flowers she has grown. Her gentle brush strokes, smooth shadows and translucent highlights capture the stunning beauty and delicate nature of every flower she paints. Molly uses a dry brush watercolor technique and smooth hot pressed paper to bring forth a clear representation of flowers during precise phases of growth. At times, she will incorporate different stages of development as well as colored pencil into her stunning botanical paintings. After years of owing a framing business, Molly frames and mats each of her paintings to compliment the individual flower.
In the summer, Molly works from live flowers taken from her garden; in the winter she works from photographs, art books and botanical studies to provide the correct information as to what a flower may look like at a certain point in its development.
Molly O’Neill-Lally has shown her work at the P.S. Gallery, The First National Bank, and at other local venues. In addition, Molly has donated her artwork to various fundraisers within the Litchfield community.
All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. In the gallery: August 28- October 26, 2012. Reception- Thursday, September 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street, Litchfield, CT. 06759. 860-567-8030. www.owlibrary.org