Morning Light

John O'Grady Art - Morning light rain on the west coast of Ireland
Morning Light ©John O’Grady
10″ x 10″ x 0.75″, oil on canvas, ready to hang


Some days in Ireland, the pale lemon light of morning manages to squeeze itself in between land and sky.

It’s an extraordinary light, softened and filtered by heavy rain clouds hanging low and cushioning the land.

Shapes are softened. Colour is muted.

Across the patchwork of fields, veils of rain approach the land.

Out across the ocean, our old friend the island appears and disappears through the veils…

These sorts of ‘soft day’ exude an understated beauty, don’t you think?

Evening Light

John O'Grady Art - Evening light in the west coast of Ireland
Evening Light, ©John O’Grady
12″ x 12″ x 1.75″, Acrylic on deep edged canvas, ready to hang.
$397 (approx. €339, £302) with free shipping.

The day is coming to a close after the rain. The land is drenched.

Have you experienced a day like this when a rain-sodden day turns into a shimmering evening with wonderful bright light, particularly in the west?

It’s always with delight and surprise.

The heavy grey clouds have dispersed to let billowing white clouds rise into the air and morph.

The painting depicts that moment when the cloud teeters before falling and changing shape again while lights come on on the island dwarfed by the large vapour mass.


Work in Progress

This week, I have also included images of a couple of large, 31″ x 31″ work-in-progress pieces.

I thought you might find it interesting to see how they look now and how they’ll end up in the coming weeks when I publish them of this blog, fingers crossed.

The Blue Hour



I’d love to read what you think about the paintings.