John O'Grady, Oil on Panel, 5"x7", 2012 Not for Sale (NFS)
Bourbon Patisserie, 2012 ©John O'Grady Oil on Panel, 6"x6" Not For Sale I couldn't resist. Of course, this pâtisserie was only bought for the purpose of a still life study.
John O'Grady, Oil on Panel, 5"x5", 2012. Sold This handmade jug and Shallot are perfectly matched in this quiet arrangement of soft browns, creams and greys.
Aubergine Rose Marbrée, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" This Aubergine caught my eye in the market this morning.
Aubergine, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6",
John O'Grady, Oil on panel, 6"x6", 2012 Not For Sale
Poires de la St Jean, 2012 ©John O'Grady, Oil on Panel, 6"x6" When I saw these little jewels, 2" high and bright green, I had to buy some. They are called St John's Pears as they are ready to pick on St John the Baptist's birthday on the 24th of June.
A Madeleine for Nick, 2012 ©John O'Grady Oil on Canvas, 6"x6" Sold My brother in law is a keen Marcel Proust's fan so I painted this for him as a reminder of times past.
The Goat Herder's Farm, 2012 ©John O'Grady Oil on Panel, 6"x9" Not for Sale (NFS) This farm and beautiful lavender field are two minutes walk from my in laws' house. The light and colour on the field change all the time.
Citrus Fruits in the Evening Light, ©John O'Grady,2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6", 2012 SOLD
John O'Grady, ©oil on panel, 6"x6", 2012 A blue bowl from a local potter with juicy apricots from the local market.
Ceramic with Garlic Bulb, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" The light first thing in the morning has a lovely cool blue quality. This still life arrangement was about the objects and their relationship, and how that cool blue light illuminated them.
Red Chilli, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" Red Chilli catching the morning light NOT for SALE
Blue Ceramic and Garlic, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 6"x6" This small handmade ceramic cup has a whole range of blues in the glaze, from Indigo to Ultramarine blue. Placed alongside the paper like quality of the garlic head, it made for an interesting...
Ceramics for Condiments, ©John O'Grady, 2012 Oil on Panel, 5"x5" I found these tiny ceramic salt and pepper holders in a local charity shop. I think they have a beautiful reflective quality next to the muted tones of the cloves of garlic.