Sunset at St Hippolyte, ©John O’Grady (click on the image to enlarge)
31.75″ x 31.75″ x 1.75″ acrylic on deep edge canvas, ready to hang
$2190 (approx. €1950, £1742) with free shipping.
The heat came, bringing with it sultry evenings and nights.
What it also brought was the most glorious, intense, colour-filled sunsets.
One evening, I was driving past St Hippolyte, a few kilometres down the road from where I live, and happened upon the setting sun.
The glowing globe seemed large against the heat shimmer in the burnt-orange sky.
I stopped the car to fully take in the moment.
And slowly, the sun disappeared below the distant hillside.
I left the memory of that sight percolate for a week.
And then, when I was starting a new large canvas, the first colour I made was a rich burnt orange.
The memory of that evening was in my finger tips…
Below is a detail of the sun built up in glazes of colour to give it depth and richness
When was the last time you saw a striking sunset?
As always, I’d love to hear what you think about the painting.