The First Step is Always the Hardest #177

Light on Water II, ©John O’Grady, 2014 Oil on Panel, 8″x 8″ SOLD The first step is always the hardest, we’ve all heard that before and I think it applies to all of us when starting out on something new. It certainly applies to the writer facing the blank page or...

The Bog Cloud #176

Click on the image to see it larger. The Bog Cloud, ©John O’Grady, 2014 Oil on Panel, 6″x 9″ SOLD It’s twilight over the bog, distant lights are coming on and the stars are starting to appear. A single cloud drifts silently over the quiet...

Breaking Through III #174

Breaking Through III, ©John O’Grady, 2014 Oil on Panel, 8″x 8 ″ SOLD This landscape of low clouds sitting on the hills as the light begins to break through  is a common sight in the west of Ireland.  

Flurry on the Dublin Mountains #167

Flurry on the Dublin Mountains, ©John O’Grady, 2014 Oil on Panel, 8″x 10″ SOLD The winter of 2010 was a special one in Ireland, a true winter wonderland. When the snow came over the Irish sea  and onto the mountains, I have a strong recollection of looking at the...

The Violet Sky #165

The Violet Sky, ©John O’Grady, 2013 Oil on Panel, 5″x 7″ SOLDThis painting shows the newly risen moon over the bog at twilight. The arrangement in violet, copper brown and silver started off with an underpainting of cool dark blue. Then, I painted over with a highly...