painting of stormy sky

The Stormy Sky, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Oil on Panel, 8″x 8″


I have been building up quite a few paintings over the last 10 days or so, 12 in total all at
different stages of completion.

They are lined up against a wall in my studio. I move from piece to piece, add a touch here or there,
or even scrape off the paint completely.

I’m trying to come up with an approach that keeps the painting fresh: I spend a small amount of time on each work and
most importantly, keep the spontaneity and guard against being precious for fear of spoiling something.

The happy accident is the painter’s friend.

‘Stormy’ sky is the first completed piece of work in this series. I like the result.
The painting has mood and movement, plays of colours and light that make for an interesting viewing.

What do you think?