John O'Grady Art-Lights across the Bay | Irish seascape with blue reflections in the water
Lights Across the Bay, ©John O’Grady
10″ x 20″ x 0.75″, Oil on canvas, ready to hang.


Twilight, the special time of day when our world is on the cusp of day and night.

At that time, the sky is often ablaze with rich colours to end the day in a final flourish.

Yet, each day offers a different spectacle.

In this painting, daylight is leaving in a whisper.

Subdued dark blues and grey purples are back lit by the golden white light of the setting sun.

The painting is bisected by the horizon line mirroring the movement of the clouds from right to left.

This quiet atmosphere is also about scale.

It’s about seeing the lights across the bay one by one coming on, each one possibly the light of a home, and above the massive clouds dwarfing humanity below.

I’d love to hear what you think.