www.JohnOGradypaintings.com. Sea Squall

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Sea Squall, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 5″x 7″

This painting is a continuation of the previous post’s theme. It started life as a panel with a burnt orange underpainting prepared a few days ago.

I scraped my palette from the previous night and by mixing the colours together, I ended up with a gorgeous blue grey that worked well against the underpainting. The colour reminded me straight away of the heavy clouds that can be seen off the coast of Ireland.

After I laid down this first blue, it all seemed to fall into place. The grey blue squall of rain falling on the sea and darkening its surface acted as a foil to the light reflecting on the water.

It’s a common sight off the coast of Ireland.

I’d love to hear what you think