Nocturne painting of Clansayes

Perfume of the Night, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Acrylic on Panel, 16″x 12″


This nocturne of the Provençal village of Clansayes shows the illuminated medieval tower built by Knights Templar.
There is little light pollution and one particular cloudless summer night, I could see the milky way in all its splendour, smell the aromas of the wild flowers, herbs and lavender releasing their scents in the warm air.

It was a heady mix whose magic I tried to capture here.

I’d like to hear what you think.