Where the Veil is Thin II, © John O’Grady
16″ x 12″ x 1″ oil on panel ready to hang
NFS (Not for Sale)
The veil of rain falls slowly and silently on sea and land. As it moves across the sun, the filtered light casts a pale yellow-green tinge in the sky.
The weather can change in an instant.
Soon the sun will shine through again and make everything glisten until the next veil arrives.
There is a delicacy to these ephemeral successive veils that let through a diaphanous light.
That’s why they are worth capturing in paint.
Would you agree ?
I would agree John! They are well worth capturing in paint for those with the creativity and skill to do so. For most of us we watch in wonder and the memory lodges within us to rise to the surface from time to time. Your painting brought such a memory for me and I am grateful for it. What I particular like about your depiction is the colour palette; the green tinges and the earthy browns on both sea and land as the sea flora floats near to the moving surface and the mountains form a solid, immovable backdrop. Above this wondrous scene is the majestic and magical moon which casts a subdued light through the drifting veil of rain. It is a truly imbued with the wonders of nature.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I agree with you about the palette with ‘the greens and tinges of brown’. It felt right somehow for that particular light. Yes the ‘wonders of nature’ sometimes we need to look up and take notice as the world can pass us by.
Yes I agree it a wonder painting .
THank you Barb, glad to hear that you like it
full of light, life and magic John, changes in light and weather are great acts of courage for a painter, well done
Thank you very much Julie. Those ephemeral qualities of light and weather that you mention are endlessly elusive and captivating at the same time. We’ll keep plugging away.