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.
to the clouds bubbling up over the distant mountains,
to the quiet of the night when the light is spent.
I’d love to hear what you think.
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