The Fairy Rath IV, ©John O’Grady
12″ x 12″ x 1.75″, oil on deep edged canvas, ready to hang.
Night is approaching.
All is quiet on the rath.
On the crest of the hill, the trees dwarfed by the immensity of the sky stand in relief against the silver blue twilight.
To the right of the copse, a raking orange light gives the fallow field an autumnal feel.
In the last painting, the fairy rath is a place where the earth swelled and exuded energy. In this one, the energy has moved to the aerial. The contrasts and movements of the clouds sweep over the hill and dominate the dormant land.
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