Winter on Mount Kippure, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged Panel, 9.5″ x 7″ x 1.5″
(approx 24.5 cm x 18 cm x 4 cm, no need to frame and ready to hang)
This is the second painting of Mount Kippure high in the Wicklow Mountains. The first one was of Autumn.
Clearly this is Winter when a dusting of snow has covered the bog and more is expected as the clouds in the distance suggest another front is moving in.
In winter 2010, the temperature dropped to -15 degree centigrades which is unheard of in Ireland. I wanted to get that bitterly cold feeling in the painting. I remember the skies heavy with snow that had a bruised foreboding colour and of course, the Wicklow mountains and particularly Sally Gap were impassable.
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