John OGrady Art - Into the West III | A skyscape with a large cumulus on the west coast of Ireland - Irish landscape painting

13″ x 13″ x 0.75″, oil on canvas ready to hang.
$467 (approx. €397, £352) includes free shipping.

At this time of year, the clouds billowing over Mont Ventoux in Provence dwarf this 1912 metres-high mountain.

Every time I see these sculptures rising into the sky, they remind me of the large mountains of cloud you can see in the West of Ireland.

They are at their best at the end of the day when you can spot them travelling across the Atlantic towards landfall.

Then, if you look towards the horizon, sea and land are cast in a blue shadow and the only mass still illuminated by the sun are these dramatic clouds.

Can we ever tire of the spectacle of sunsets?

The raking sunlight moves down through the clouds from yellow white through to orange and then to red and blue/purple.

In this painting, I wanted to capture one of these magical moments. The colours. Our relationship to these elements of nature. And us, as onlookers not seen but nevertheless there.

How small we really are!

The wonder of nature is all around, we just need to look up.

I’d love to hear what you think.