I Dreamt of White Horses II, ©John O’Grady 2015

Oil on canvas 10″ x 10″ x 0.75″.


The south-westerly wind is blowing hard off the coast, moving clouds over water and land in quick succession and as they do, they change colour. Catching the light in the process, they move from dark to light, from opaque to transparent veils and from warm to cool and back again.

At sea, the high winds are lifting the waves in crests like white horses galloping across the water…

In this painting, I worked to capture that energy and the force of that onrush through the use of colour to suggest shape and movement in the clouds.

Can you feel it?

I’d love to hear what you think.