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.
This is special John – such beautiful, thin morning light veiled in mist contrasting with earthy colour and texture. Majestic in scale and quality. Magnifique!
I really enjoyed trying to capture the thin veils of mist, set as you against the earthy colour and texture. Thank you for your kind comment
Thank you very much for your comment. I love that you thought it to be mystical
This is otherwordly. It makes me feel that I am alone in a place where the atmosphere suddenly shifts and my senses are heightened — and I turn to say, “Did you see that??” to no one there. One of those magical moments that you might experience only a handful of times in your life.
Yes, I think it is otherworldly, they seem to come out that way these days. That is a really powerful and vivid response to the piece. It has made me look at the painting in a new light. thank you.