The Edge of the Deep Green Sea III #343 by John | 2 Jul 2017 | Sea | 4 comments The Edge of the Deep Green Sea III, ©John O’Grady 12″ x 11″ x 1.25″, acrylic on deep edge panel, ready to hang Not for Sale (NFS) When standing on the edge of the deep green sea, what can we see? I’d love to read your comment. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Eoin Mac Lochlainn on 02/07/2017 at 8:30 pm Even though this is painted beautifully John, it sends a shiver down my spine as the foreground looks like the pleasant green land of Erin but then the iceberg Iooming on the horizon foretells of the disaster to come as the level of the ocean water rises with the melting of polar ice. John on 03/07/2017 at 12:10 pm I know what you mean Eoin, the painting arose from a fragment of a dream, which on reflection was fed by seeing footage of the imminent break away glacier in Antarctica, which is purported to be the size of Rhode Island, phew! Chris Hay on 03/07/2017 at 5:45 pm The rich velvety green is characteristic of the landscape of the Emerald Isle and here the colour glows and ‘sings’ chequered by stone walls and evidence of human habitation. Yet, there is something unreal and fantastic about this beguiling painting as the calm ‘flat’ sea and cloudless sky is punctuated by , not a craggy rock or intriguing island but an icy blue/white mass tinged with pink. This juxtaposition has a magical realist effect which fits with your inspiration described above. John on 04/07/2017 at 11:38 am Hello Chris, Thank you very much for your comment, your words ‘Magical realist’ certainly came to my mind when I read it.