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
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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What a great idea!!! Absolutely love these. Love the play of color and the richness of that color. Oh to be in Ireland!!!! Well done, John!! Well done, indeed!!!
Thanks very much, Glad you like them. I enjoyed the making of them too. I feel there maybe some variations on a theme in the future
I think this is a really interesting approach to landscape painting and one which encourages the viewer to experience the same scene at different times of day. The main difference between them is the light and how that affects colour and shade. It must have been an exercise in observation but from memory John. well done – these will grace someone’s wall beautifully.
Thank you Christine for your thoughtful comment