JohnOGradyArt-Light on Water-IV
Light on Water IV, ©John O’Grady 2015
Oil on deep edged canvas, 16″ x 16″ x 1.75″
It does not require framing and is ready to hang.


There can be no light without dark.

We tend to view darkness as being negative but of course without it the light would be pale and feeble and go unnoticed. These thoughts brought to mind the West of Ireland and a light that can be sublime.

I recollect evenings on the coast of Clare watching the heavy rain clouds roll in off the Atlantic, the wind rising, beams of light darting in between the clouds onto the surface of the water forever shifting and morphing in a rich counterpoint to the sky above…

Recalling the feelings and deep connection with nature felt then resulted in today’s piece. It is quiet like other works on this theme and yet, understated, appears more monochromatic to emphasise the drama lights and darks create.