Moonlight on Water, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged stretched canvas, 80 cm x 80 cm x 5 cm deep (approx. 31.5″x31.5″x1.97″, no need to frame and ready to hang)
To face out onto the Atlantic on the West coast can be an unforgettable and elemental experience.
Knowing that there is no landfall for about 2000 miles can be humbling when the mighty waves in winter crash onto the rocks. But even this heaving ocean has times of calm. The water settles. The surface reflects all the nuances of light falling upon it.
In this painting, I wanted to depict the sea mist that comes in waves and can still let light create a shy rainbow of colours falling onto the smooth, dark oil-like surface of the sea.
I’d love to hear what you think.