On the Trail at Dawn III #193

www.JohnOGradypaintings.com. On the Trail at Dawn III
On the Trail at Dawn III, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 12″x 8″

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With this piece, I was recalling the first light as it rises above the hills and brings to life nature’s vivid colours.

This painting differs from the other two with a more abstract composition and a richer palette ranging from oranges to violets that reflects my feelings of this time.

Here is the link to the previous work in this series.

What do you think? I welcome your comment.


  1. Terry Pitts 16/04/2014 at 10:25 pm #

    I like this…I want to know what is causing those 2 patches of brilliant light…I also love the deeper palate content…you know, John, it’s almost spooky!!! LOL!!!

    • John O'Grady 16/04/2014 at 11:41 pm #

      Hello Terry, glad you like the palette, the lights are the magic of morning breaking through at least in my world Lol!. thanks a lot for the comment, all the best to you both

  2. Chris Hay 17/04/2014 at 10:34 am #

    I have enjoyed these painting of early morning John. For me, this one seems to capture the special quality of early light on the colours in the landscape – what you call the ‘magic’. I find the high, textured horizon gives it a brooding feel as if looking out from within the foliage.

    • John O'Grady 17/04/2014 at 10:59 am #

      Hello Chris, I agree the high horizon line adds a particular atmosphere, as if enveloped by the land or as you say “looking out from within the foliage”. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.