www.JohnOGradypaintings.com. Morning Shadows II

Morning Shadows II, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 10″x 10″


When out walking at the start of day, the air is crisp, the light hazy. You have to wait for the sun to rise in the sky to make everything sharper and brighter.

In this painting, I sought to capture that diffused sensation before the sun brings focus. It’s also a study in light bouncing around the picture.

I wanted the light of an Irish morning to fill the painting.

The shadows create an abstract pattern that act as a counterpoint to the white light.

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