Memories are Made for This #163

Winter Sunset, ©John O’Grady, 2013 Oil on Panel, 6″x 6″ SOLD “It is better to paint from memory, for thus your work will be your own” Paul Gauguin When I close my eyes, I can tell myself what I want to see in my mind’s eye. Invented or real,...

Skyscape over the Irish Midlands #162

Skyscape over the Irish Midlands, ©John O’Grady, 2013 Oil on Panel, 16″x 16″ Not For Sale This is a detail of my latest painting showing the wide open spaces of the Midlands where turf cutting is mechanised to a high degree. The bog has been altered beyond...

The Southwesterly #161

The Southwesterly, ©John O’Grady, 2013 Oil on Panel, 6″x 6″ SOLD This small work was finished today.  It shows a sky full of movement and character experienced when the wind blows from the south west in Ireland All the movement is from right to left, which is of...

Dark Light #159

Dark Light, ©John O’Grady, 2013 Oil on Canvas, 16″x 16″ SOLD I was talking with someone from Donegal the other day and he mentioned how the bog was turning a beautiful rich orange colour. I responded by saying it sounded like a perfect subject for a painting....

The Valley of Lights #158

The Valley of Lights, ©John O’Grady,2013 Oil on Panel, 16″x 16″ SOLD A friend recently asked me why and how I do what I do so I thought you could find the stage by stage process I’m detailing below interesting. Please read on to find out how I got from stage 1 ...