The Starry Plough ©John O’Grady
20″ x 20″ x 1.75″ oil on canvas, ready to hang
To enjoy a fabulous view of Dublin city by night, drive up to Montpelier Hill in the Dublin Mountains.
The city will be spread before you in all its splendour.
On the right, Dublin Bay, the Howth peninsula behind it and if it’s a clear evening, its light house.
On the left, the city lights. They suggest a rich tapestry of life laid out before your eyes, almost as if each light flickering denotes a human presence.
In the sky, the stars echo the lights below the horizon line.
On this night, you can clearly see the ‘Starry Plough’, the ever present symbol of hope and freedom for the working people of Dublin.
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The Starry Plough is incredible. Beautiful work 🙂
Thank you Emily.
I have a painting which I believe maybe one of yours. If I sent you a photo , would you please let me know if it is.
Please do Glenda
Gorgeous.I love your night time pictures.Reminds me of the one I have hanging here.
Thank you Mary, glad to hear you are enjoying your painting 🙂
Beautifully executed John! It is a powerful and moving painting which expresses so much abouit humanity and our place in the universe; the Starry Plough is an uplifting, symbolic and awe inspiring sight. Stunning.
Thank you for your comment it is much appreciated as always. Yes I agree, all we have to do is look to the night sky and the symbol is there for us all to see.