Bog Heather III ©John O’Grady
15.8″ x 11.8″ x 1.4″, mixed media on deep edged panel, ready to hang.
Not for sale (NFS)
It is late afternoon. Rising mist is starting to shroud the tall pointed pine trees.
In the sky, the dazzling sun illuminates the clouds.
The view looking upwards guides us through a pathway of flowering bog heather as mist and shrubs become joined and diffused.
It is hard to tell the blue from pink in the fading light.
I look forward to hearing your comments.
stunningly beautiful John, I love how you capture the ethereal nature of the mist and the rich texture of the heather in your painting…blessings for the new year
Thank you very much Julie all the very best to you for the New Year.
I love your Bog heather paintings John and this one is no exception. I think it evokes that blurring and lack of definition that can occur at dusk as land and trees meld together. The sky is interesting too as is the fringe of trees against the light.
Thank you Chris, yes I know you are fond of this series and it has been a while since I have made one. I was also interested in that fringe of trees Chris against the light I think it adds some contrast and drama to the painting
What a beautiful piece of work , I love the merging of colours and the mist rising up into the trees.
Wishing you a Wonderful New Year.
Many thanks for sharing your your thoughts
Thank you Elles. Yes, the merging of colours inform that time of day.
I’m glad you enjoy reading this blog :).
John you have captured the vibration of the bog very beautifully..the moist cushioned earth provides a soothing oasis for the airy cocktail of scented heather along with the uplifting fragrance of pine. Ironically the name of my homeplace where I grew up was called “The Heather Blossom”!
What a great place to come from ‘Heather Blossom’ you have it Irene, the cushioned earth underfoot and the scent of heather and pine what a lovely combination, thank you very much for your comment from someone who comes from heather Blossom 🙂