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A Day – Morning, Noon and Night, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged panel, 3 x 15cm x 15cm x 3.2cm
(approx 3 x 6″ x 6″ x 1.1/4″, no need to frame and ready to hang)


This triptych is something I have been meaning to do for a while now as I used to work in this way many years ago.

In a previous incarnation as a painter, I was making minimalist abstract work in series of 4 up to 7. Working in this way certainly suits abstract pieces and has a strong time element attached to it.

This got me thinking about a day unfolding from a fixed viewpoint.

None of this is new. For example, The great Monet’s beautiful haystacks and views of Rouen cathedral captured these motifs with different light.

Working from memory and imagination, I intended to imbue the pieces with the atmosphere and feel of that particular time of day.

The freshness of the open spaces of bogland in Ireland are I hope in evidence here, from the milky light of sunrise
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to the clouds bubbling up over the distant mountains,

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to the quiet of the night when the light is spent.

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I’d love to hear what you think.

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