Clearing in the Wood II, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged panel, 15cm x 15cm x 3.2cm
(approx 6″x 6″ x 1.1/4″, no need to frame and ready to hang)
This painting has an otherworldly quality that harks back to the original ‘Clearing in the Wood’ completed in 2012.
It just seemed to come out of the ether and has a different palette from the last few paintings with flatter colours that give it a more abstract feel.
The colour arrangement has resulted in something that has a magical quality as the yellow light-filled clearing is surrounded by purple coloured trees with a milky turquoise light filtering through them.
What we could meet in the open space? There is a sense of expectation lurking…
I would love to hear what you think.
Quite an interesting space created here John, alternating between creating depth with the colour perspective on one hand and having a flat abstract surface on the other. A difficult area to handle, I think, ( I haven’t managed it yet ) 🙁 I will be following your journey with interest
I enjoyed making this piece, I liked the feel of it when it was finished, it’s decorative qualities. I didn’t really think about the flattening part and the colour perspective when I was making it. You know yourself Eoin sometimes with a bit of time and space you see things in a different way. I seem to swing a bit at the moment from a muted palette to this piece but we’ll see where it takes us. Thanks for the comment on the piece