16″ x 16″ x 1.75″ acrylic on deep edged canvas, ready to hang
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Have you ever had a dream you’re walking through a landscape?
When I finished this painting, that’s what came to mind.
We are on the edge of the world where land, sea and sky meet. Oh, and, this is still somewhere in Ireland!
It’s night time.
A quiet road leads us down the hillside and through the bog.
Grasses glow in the moonlight. The Atlantic ocean shimmers.
Across the water, you can notice a solitary island that seems quiet and dormant under a moon beam.
The heightened colour in this piece gives it a surreal feel, like a dream sequence that’s taking us on a journey.
Sometimes a painting can take me in an unexpected direction.
Here, it was the fortuitous awakening of colour that took it to this otherworldly place.
I was wondering, who might I meet on this quiet dark road down to the sea? Or, is a light likely to come on on the island, signifying someone lives there?
Do you get the same impression?
What does the painting evoke for you? I’d love to hear.
Wow John! For me, the painting evokes a sense of quiet solitude on that path leading down to the sea. I hear the soughing of the wind passing through the long grass which, as you say are positively glowing in the magic of the moonlight. I also feel and taste the salty wind on my face and hear the lapping of the waves onto land. Paintings such as yours depicting off shore islands, especially those with a twinkling light, always make me think about the lives of the people who inhabit it but sometimes I ponder on the emptiness of an abondoned island returned solely to nature.