The Turf Ricks, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 8″x 8″
This is an arrangement of warm burnt oranges and browns that contrasts with the cool blue greys above the horizon line.
The round form of the looming cloud also gives a contrast to the sharp vertical marks of the grasses below.
I’d love to hear your responses to this painting.
Just beautiful, John. I believe your clouds are becoming quite amazing!!! I love all the contrasts, yet the seeming peacefulness of the scene. Just maybe that’s Doolin in the distance!!!
Thanks a lot Terry, I am using some new white paint which is working out just fab with working on clouds, thanks for the compliment. If it was Doolin we could head into Gus O’Connor’s for a pint or two Terry!
gorgeous I love that big fluffy cloud!
Thank you Dawn, glad you like the cloud
You have combined my favourite colours beautifully John – it is really lovely! The grasses project such warm earthiness. I like the way you have created a path to gently guide the eye towards the turf ricks on the horizon amidst distant fields.
I agree with Terry and Dawn that the clouds and sky are special; so light and vapourous.
That vapourous quality balanced against the earthiness that you mentioned gives the painting a little bit of tension I think Chris. Thank you
I have learned from you that dark values do not necessarily have to express dark themes. To me, the beauty of your contrast range makes it a very strong image, yet delicate with the light and shapes. Gently vibrant affect on me.
In a different style of sky scapes, I have been doing a series of calm clouds. If you’re interested in taking a look, you can google ” Yano Art “. I’d be interested in how the paintings feel to you. Also any other comments or suggestions.
Thank you, and aloha,
Thank you Michael
I love the soft, muted look of your style, contrasted by the intense colour values…very appealing!
Thank you Jayne for your thoughtful comment