Take Me to the Island VIII-JohnOGrady-www.johnogradypaintings.com

Take Me to the Island VIII, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged canvas 12″ x 12″ x 1.75″
It does not require framing and is ready to hang


This is No. 8 in the series in what is turning into quite a rich vein of work.

This painting has more movement and turbulence, altogether a more energetic feel to it. It’s quite a typical winter’s day one might see off the West Coast of Ireland when the coast is battered by south westerly weather fronts moving in off the Atlantic.

I had an interesting time finding my island in this piece.

It drifted in and out of view on several occasions: I painted it out, then painted it in again until I found the shape, tone and colours I was happy with, but also and more importantly, the atmosphere and feel you get when the distant land is drifting in and out of view in clouds and mist.

I’d love to hear what you think of it.