On the Trail at Dawn III, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 12″x 8″
Not for Sale (NFS)
With this piece, I was recalling the first light as it rises above the hills and brings to life nature’s vivid colours.
This painting differs from the other two with a more abstract composition and a richer palette ranging from oranges to violets that reflects my feelings of this time.
Here is the link to the previous work in this series.
What do you think? I welcome your comment.
I like this…I want to know what is causing those 2 patches of brilliant light…I also love the deeper palate content…you know, John, it’s almost spooky!!! LOL!!!
Hello Terry, glad you like the palette, the lights are the magic of morning breaking through at least in my world Lol!. thanks a lot for the comment, all the best to you both
I have enjoyed these painting of early morning John. For me, this one seems to capture the special quality of early light on the colours in the landscape – what you call the ‘magic’. I find the high, textured horizon gives it a brooding feel as if looking out from within the foliage.
Hello Chris, I agree the high horizon line adds a particular atmosphere, as if enveloped by the land or as you say “looking out from within the foliage”. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.