Dear Art Lover,

I hope you are keeping well.

Recently I’ve been working on some commissions and in between I managed to complete three new artworks.

I continue the exploration of patterns and our relationship with nature.

The third artwork revisits a popular series that showcases reflections and plays of light.

 

Twilight Painting

Dreamy painting of a couple contemplating clouds in the sky at twilight

The Cloudgazers

40 cm x 30 cm x 3.8 cm acrylic on canvas, ready to hang

At the end of the day, the bog grasses catch the last of the glowing light.

It’s the blue hour, the sun has set and this special time between twilight and darkness is upon us.

The cloud gazers on the hill take a moment to commune with the wonder of the world.

 

Decorative Nocturne

Decorative dreamlike nocturne painting with green shapes in the sky and 2 figures lying in a boat looking at the stars

The Stargazers

 

150 cm x 100 cm x 3.8 cm acrylic on canvas ready, to hang

In the silence of the night, the boat drifts gently on the water.

The couple lie back to stare at the patterns of stars that seem to go on for ever and ever.

I made this painting on a large scale in portrait format to accentuate how vast the night sky is and how small we really are.

A couple of details of the painting:

Barque on the Lake, a detail in The Stargazer painting by John O'GradyDetail of

 

Silhouetted trees, a detail in The Stargazers painting by John O'Grady

 

Reflections on Water

Large green painting showing trees reflecting in water and light filtering through the canopy

On The Banks of the Ouveze River IV

100 cm x 80 cm x 3.8 cm, acrylic on canvas, ready to hang

Today’s third painting continues exploring the reflective qualities of light in the Ouveze river not far from where I live.

I wanted to fill the painting with light and express how it bounces off the water to give it a loose abstract quality and to balance quietness with the energy of light.

A couple of details of the painting:

 

Detail2 of 'On the Banks of the Ouveze River IV' by John O'Grady

 

I’d love to hear how you respond to each of these paintings.