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Dawn Across the Fields, ©John O’Grady
19.6″ x 19.6″ x 1.25″, oil on deep edge panel, ready to hang.
An atmospheric landscape painting of the first light in the misty fields of the Irish midlands that reminded….
In 2017, I created over 40 paintings. It was interesting, like last year, to look back and see how the work has changed throughout the year. The colours are more understated. Lead, copper, bronze and gold have arrived on my palette as you'll see in the seven paintings...
The Turning of the Year IV, ©John O’Grady
12″ x 12″ x 1.8″, oil on deep edged panel, ready to hang.
A warm sunset with a big, pink and orange sky for a cold evening in the country. A sunset full of possibilities for the year ahead.
From Dark into Light VIII ©John O’Grady
15.75″ x 23.5″ x 1.25″, oil on deep edged wooden panel, ready to hang.
This moonlit seascape with high contrast and a pared back palette accentuates the ocean’s elemental spirit…
Where the Veil is Thin II, © John O’Grady
16″ x 12″ x 1″ oil on panel ready to hang
Have you stood on the West of Ireland shore watching the light shifting when veils of rain come and go?
Winter in Wicklow ©John O’Grady
5″ x 7″ x 2″, oil on deep edged panel, ready to hang ●
A peaceful setting with a muted palette….
Land Marks IV, ©John O’Grady
10″ x 18″ x 0.75″, oil on canvas, ready to hang.
It’s dawn in the Irish landscape. The rising sun reveals the land marks scattered across…
Light on Water V ©John O’Grady
8″ x 12″ x 1″, oil on deep edge panel, ready to hang ●
A quiet west of Ireland view with light beams illuminating the sea here and there…
10″ x 20″ x 0.75″, Oil on canvas, ready to hang.●
Light is fading in this quiet atmospheric painting of clouds and their reflection …
As Far as the Eye Can See IV ©John O’Grady
20″ x 27″ x 0.75″ oil on canvas, ready to hang ●
A beautiful panoramic view of an Irish landscape at dusk looking to the shimmering sea…
6″ x 12″ x 1.5″, oil on deep edge panel, ready to hang●
Provence experienced a heat wave with a few very warm mornings over the last few weeks and this painting reflects that feeling of heat.