Take Me to the Island XII, ©John O’Grady
12.1″ x 12.1″ x 1.8″, acrylic and iridescent bronze paint on deep edge panel, ready to hang.

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This piece is all about scale.

The dark immense sky dwarfs the island.

Curtains of rain, lit from behind, fall slowly onto the island and into the sea. The fluidity of these veils, accentuated by the shifting light and dark movement, adds an abstract feel to this piece.

Yet the island, a small dark mass surrounded by the warmish glow of the water retains a presence.

The warm, deep brown/black ‘brou de noix’ colour gives this painting a sepia print-like quality.

I obtained this by mixing a matt black vinyl acrylic with an iridescent bronze and applied it throughout the painting. By varying the amount of each product, I could paint matt veils of rain and shift to a reflective look in the sky behind.

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