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Silhouetted Trees Against Dark Sky
These two new paintings feature trees silhouetted against a dark background but evoke two different time of day, the first one is a small Irish nighttime painting inspired by Fairy Raths: The Fairy Rath VII 30 cm x 30 cm x 4.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, ready to hang...
The Dancing Light
The Dancing Light 20 cm x 20 cm x 4 cm, oil on canvas, ready to hang $250 (approx. £204, €233) In this piece, I wanted to create drama and energy. To do so, I used a limited colour palette: burnt umber, raw sienna, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and titanium white....
2 New Paintings with Different Moods
These two new paintings capture different moods, exude different energy and evoke different places. Passing Clouds 40.3 cm x 30.3 cm x 3.7 cm, mixed media on canvas, ready to hang $550 (approx. £451, €510) In this piece, I wanted to capture a day full of light, energy...
2 New Smaller Paintings
Today I have two new smaller atmospheric paintings to show you. They continue with reoccurring themes. The first one is: The Road to the Sea VI 40 cm x 40 cm x 4.5 cm acrylic on canvas, ready to hang$694 (approx. €650, £575) In the west of Ireland, houses hug the...
Journey of a Painting
Dear Art Lover, I hope you are keeping well. Today I'd like to show you the journey of a painting called 'Clearing in the Wood V'. As the name of the painting suggests, it's a variation on a theme though here, the colour palette is warmer with oranges and deep reds....
3 New Landscape Paintings
Dear Art Lover, I hope you are keeping well. Recently I've been working on some commissions and in between I managed to complete three new artworks. I continue the exploration of patterns and our relationship with nature. The third artwork revisits a popular series...
3 Decorative Paintings
Dear Art Friend, Today I'd like to show you three recently completed paintings. The first two explore the richness of patterns in nature and how we perceive them. I came across this quote that seems apt: "What I am really saying is that you don't need to do anything,...
3 New Paintings to Discover
Dear Art Friend, I hope you are keeping well. It might be a good time to catch up with you and show you some of the paintings I have recently completed. Atmospheric Irish Landscape 1 As Far as the Eye Can See VIII 150 cm x 100 cm x 3.5 cm acrylic on canvas,...
The Edge of the Deep Green Sea III
The Edge of the Deep Green Sea III, ©John O’Grady
16″ x 16″ x 1.5″ acrylic on canvas ●
This Irish coast painting captures the elemental power of the sea its waves crashing against the cliff face at night.
Dreaming of Cherry Blossom
Enigmatic interior painting. A figure, asleep on a bed is bathed and soothed by the moonlight while someone looks on …
8″ x 8″ x 1.75 acrylic on canvas ready to hang ●
Summer Evening, Vence
As Far as the Eye Can See VI
Large scenic west of Ireland painting at dusk suggesting the freedom of wide open spaces. It was created from memory.
20″ x 47.5″ x 1.75″ oil on deep edge canvas, ready to hang.