Where the Veil is Thin, ©John O’Grady 2015
Oil on deep edged canvas, 12″ x 12″ x 1.75″
It does not require framing and is ready to hang.
To look at the fine veils of rain shifting and falling across the landscape in the distance is a beautiful sight to behold. As you can imagine, it is a common sight in Ireland, particularly in the West.
On those days, when the rain has closed in, the light casts a particular glow as if you are viewing the world through a filter. That particular atmosphere is what I wanted to convey with this piece.
It reminded me of a painting I completed about a year ago that was all about a soft day.
When I finished this present painting, the title popped into my head.
Many years ago, a friend mentioned that in Ireland the ‘veil is very thin’. He went on to explain that these ‘thin places’ are places where it is easier to connect with the other world, a spiritual experience that’s beyond the five senses.
The phrase really stuck with me and seemed apt for this painting.