JohnOGradyArt-The Waking Day

12″ x 12″ x 1.75″, oil on deep edged canvas, ready to hang.


Every morning, when light chases away darkness, a different arrangement of colour and marks appear on the blank canvas, the sky.

This painting followed on from the previous one, dusk ‘At the End of the Day II’ and with it came a softer and quieter palette.

Darkness leaves the space to the turquoise and pinks of the rising sun and, in the limpid sea, you can notice their delicate reflections.

This morning, the canvas was blank too. It was just like the night sky before the coming of the windfall light and as it came into existence, it brought potential and possibilities like a new dawn.

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