Winter Reflections
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Winter Reflections, ©John O’Grady 2015
Oil on canvas 20″ x 8″ x 0.75″

This winter painting of Killary Harbour in Connemara is looking from county Galway across to the mountains in county Mayo. It’s the only fjord in Ireland.

This whole area is stunningly beautiful. I wondered what it might look like in winter with a dusting of snow.

To accentuate the chill and stillness of winter, I chose a palette of blues, purples/browns. The effect is quiet and static. The weight of land above the horizon line is balanced with the stillness of its reflection.

I would love to hear what you think.