First Snow, ©John O’Grady
8″ x 12″ oil on panel, requires framing.

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It’s impossible to miss the Nephin mountain in Co Mayo.

When you travel through the countryside, it rises to 800 metres. Standing proud in the landscape, its distinctive rounded form looks like an inverted finely thrown Japanese bowl.

A dusting of snow fell in the west of Ireland during the week.

I started to wonder, what would the snow look like sitting on the upper slopes of the mountain standing out in the dawn light, glowing as one looks across the bog, the clouds and mist swirling around its slopes delicately lit by the rising sun…

This painting is how it might look.

Nephin derives from the Irish Néifinn that translates as ‘heavenly’, ‘sanctuary’ or ‘sacred place’. It’s a fitting name for this landmark.

I look forward to reading your comment.

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