The Spirit of Water VII, ©John O’Grady
32″ x 32″ x 1.75″, oil on deep edged canvas, ready to hang.
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The pale blue light of a full moon permeates the painting from behind the clouds and reaches the crashing waves.
We are aware of the relationship between moon and tides. This painting is about that relationship and more.
To be able to paint this piece I have to be part of it.
Have you experienced that when standing at the edge of something, especially next to an ocean or the sea?
Our connection to the elements is stronger and our racing mind becomes stilled.
All is one.
As with some of the previous paintings in this series, a circular motion is evident within the square format.
We enter the painting at bottom right. We sweep over the rocks to the wave and follow the spume to reach high into the air to touch the sky.
Then, we follow the clouds around to the right as they move across the horizon until we get to the fine veil of rain falling in the sea and we notice the approaching waves.
To complete the circle, a large wave moves forward to crash on land in a final link of the elements.
I’d love to hear what you think.