You are Everything VII, ©John O’Grady
22.8″ x 22.8″ x 1.4″, Oil on Panel, ready to hang.
This $1323 painting is available (approx. €1224, £1060)
High up in the mountains, it is so quiet.
The bog grasses stretch out across the blanket bog. Beneath the grasses, the earth glows orange and red, as if sighing.
We look up and the blue-violet mountains stand out, silhouetted against the night sky.
At the summit, a warm golden light borders, lace-like, the rolling clouds. They too seem to breathe and share their life force.
Out of view, the moon illuminates the land and tinges the clouds blue-green.
When we awake from a dream, the fragments we remember are often disjointed, without an obvious common thread.
When this painting came to life, it felt like a dreamscape. And yet, without really making sense, it felt right.
We could say it celebrates the seemingly disparate elements that bond in an invisible communion.
Magic that goes beyond knowing…
What do you think?
This is a delight for the senses – I can sense the quiet ‘sighing’ of the grasses, the wet bog underfoot and the peaty smell that permeates the air. Above all though this is a visual delight; the intense colours give it a dreamlike quality as do the starry sky and clouds and the dramatic light effects. I love your bog paintings John – they are amongst the most atmospheric of your Irish paintings.
ps It looks brilliant in the room setting!
Thank you very much for your comment. I think that’s it Chris, it is the colour arrangement that gives the painting that dreamlike quality that you mention. Yes the bog painting theme is one I seem to keep returning to, glad you are enjoying them.
I love the way Chris puts it – “I can sense the quiet ‘sighing’ of the grasses, the wet bog underfoot and the peaty smell that permeates the air” and I agree 🙂 it’s just like that up there in the mountains. A Beautiful piece John, well done yet again!
Thanks very much Eoin, yes Christine got it in one with the description.
cloud mountains, reach high
touch the stars, welcome the earth
the land is golden
thanks for another beautiful painting John
your narrative reads more and more like poetry
Your words are very beautiful, thank you very much for the Haiku.