The Moonlit Silence, ©John O’Grady 2015
Oil on deep edged canvas 12″ x 12″ x 1.75″
It does not require framing and is ready to hang.
The nights in my studio come early at this time of year and as it’s way up in the attic of an old 18c house, it affords a fabulous view across the rooftops of Vaison La Romaine and the night sky.
I was looking at the moon and thinking of its power and magical effect on the tides but also upon us as we look at it.
This was the starting point for this piece, a dreamscape where the viewer, in the silence of the solitary landscape, notices the gentle sigh of the waves moving in communion with the full moon.
I would love to hear what you think.
Best Wishes for 2015.
What a wonderful dreamy painting to begin your new year of art, John! Wishing you all the best in 2015!!
Hello Rachel, Thank you very much all the very best to you too for 2015
Love it,Love all your moonscapes.
That’s very true 🙂
This is so beautiful and serene…what a wonderful way to begin the new year.
Your work is so magical.
You are very welcome to my blog and thank you very much for your comment. I wish you all the very best for 2015.
A beautiful way to begin a new year, John…I especially love how you have captured the sky…I’ve seen many just like that!! Have a wonderful year.
I enjoyed painting the sky, it’s a good way to explore moving paint around and see what comes from it. Thank you for your comment. I wish you and Sandy all the very best for 2015
This is so quiet and calm that I feel as as though I am that lone person standing on the beach; i can almost hear the ‘sighing’ of the waves. It is a lovely start to your painting year John – all the very best for the year ahead John.
I agree Christine, the title really came from the atmosphere in the painting, it is so quiet a piece and the light I think is quite unusual, which gives it an unreal quality, as if the viewer dreaming, if that makes sense. Thank you very much for your comment and best wishes to you for the year ahead.
What a beautiful way to welcome the new year, John. I love the mysterous sky and the way the rays of light illuminate those little hillocks. And the colors work so wonderfully. That bit of red is genius — it brings the whole scene into focus somehow. I’m always impressed with those subtle but masterly touches of yours. I can’t wait to see where this year takes you artistically. Wishing you and yours all the best.
I enjoyed working with the sky on this piece, it seemed to fall into place after moving paint around. Thank you for your comment on the painting and particularly the palette, overall it has a feel that is quiet and reflective, I think. Onward into the New Year, I hope it is a good one for you.
Happy New Year to you John!
Wonderful your painting! It’s not the night and not the day..serenity inbetween maybe.
We have got the full moon today (since 14:30 in Hamburg :-), and I am happy to watch that restful scene you have created! It reminds me a bit of the Dingle shore… wide and free and moony. Lovely! Thanks for showing!
I pinned it onto my skyscape board…you will see.
Best regards Frauke
Happy New Year to you. Thank you very much for your kind words on the painting and for pinning it to the board. I am glad it reminds you of your memories of the west. I wish you all the very best for 2015. all the best John