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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.
Yes, yes, yes and yes again, John…simply beautiful..much like what we experienced in 2009 at the McGillicuddy’s Reeks near Killarney…this is one stunning work!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!!
I remember seeing the beautiful photo you posted on FB Terry. I am glad to hear it brings back memories of that happy,if somewhat cold time!
I think this would be magnificent if you could work it up to be 15x the size. Gallery material! But very nice and slightly different from your normally moody atmospheric work!
Thank you for commenting. I do see what you mean about increasing the size on that panoramic format, food for thought! I do enjoy working on that shape. Glad you like the painting.
Stunning John ! I absolutely LOVE it! 🙂
Thank you ever so much Eileen
Frozen, quiet and enigmatic – dramatically beautiful John!
Thank you for your lovely comment Christine.