Twilight Glendalough, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on Panel, 12″x 12″
As the last rays of the day set the sky on fire over the Upper Lake, perhaps I am feeling a gentle shift in the seasons as this piece has an autumnal or even wintery atmosphere as the days begin to close in.
I think the painting reflects this. It has a darker, brooding feel when compared with the previous Glendalough painting.
Today, I chose to paint the clouds a highly saturated rose colour set against a muted aubergine colour of the mountains and water to arrive at a pictorial balance.
I would love to hear what you think.
really nice, John. It reminds me of an Emil Nolde water colour painting
Funnily enough I said the same thing when I saw it first thing this morning.
That is perfect John! so well done!
Thank you very much Randall for commenting
I have waited a while to comment as I wanted to look at this striking painting again. For me it is one of those paintings with lots of interest and the mood created by the colour is powerful. The shadowy dark blues and purples and the drama of the pink sky seem to create an oppressive feel as night falls and it is very effective.
I agree it is a painting about the mood that the colour creates, it is a little bit looser than recent paintings as the form really gives way to the colour. Food for thought Chris, thanks for your comment.