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The Valley of Lights II ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 8″x 10″

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This painting emerged as a piece that shows the incredible energy of light bouncing around the sky onto the land.

Common themes are coming up in my current work: a special light, open expanses of land, changing weather conditions, sheets of rain as well as light falling onto the land at the same time. It might be that these paintings are about the duality between permanence and the fleeting qualities of nature.

To paint the light quality and the atmosphere, I use different colours that play with the dynamic of light and dark. The colours echo each other in the top and bottom part of the painting to lose the demarcation created by an horizon line and make the painting more harmonious.

What do you think?