The Southwesterly, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Oil on Panel, 6″x 6″
This small work was finished today. It shows a sky full of movement and character
experienced when the wind blows from the south west in Ireland
All the movement is from right to left, which is of course the opposite of how we
naturally view and read things in the west. It’s as if the eye faces the wind blowing across the bog
and feels its strength head on.
The grasses in the foreground help to accentuate this feeling while the russet and orange hues
suggest it’s autumn.
Although I sell my work unframed, I use a local framer for work I want to see framed.
It took me a while to decide how best to show off my paintings as they are rich in colour.
I eventually decided on a “Caisse Americaine” or wooden Box Frame in a neutral off white colour to
contain the painting while giving it space.
I like the floating effect that gives it a three dimensional quality and the contemporary look
that would also work in more traditional surroundings.
I’d love to hear what you think about the painting and the painting when framed.
Please email me about buying a piece you want framed.
I very much like the sense of movement in this lovely painting as depicted in the clouds and grasses – I can imagine the wind blowing across my face. As with many of your paintings there is a richness and depth to the colours lifted by subtle light effects.
Thank you for your comment Chris, I am glad you felt the wind I did too