Large atmospheric landscape painting of a sunset in Provence with a burnt-orange sky glowing in the heat haze called 'Sunset at St Hippolyte' by John O'Grady
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.