Take Me to the Island IV #188


Take Me to the Island IV, ©John O’Grady, 2014
Oil on Panel, 12″x 12″


I started this painting a few days ago and it’s only this morning that I found a way in. I saw pink reflections of light on water.

This piece has a brighter and warmer feel than the previous one in the series.

As an amalgam of memories and imagination, in what measure I am not to sure, this painting is infused with an overall pink/violet glow.

As always, I’d love to hear what you think.


  1. Eoin Mac Lochlainn 18/03/2014 at 7:37 pm #


  2. JR 18/03/2014 at 8:44 pm #

    This may be my favorite of the series, John. The light and colors are breathtaking against the brooding dark masses of land. And I like the way a few of the clouds, particularly at the edges of the frame, pick up that darkness.
    Just beautiful.

    • John O'Grady 18/03/2014 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank you very much Josephine

  3. Michael Yano 18/03/2014 at 8:57 pm #

    Aloha John,
    As usual your paintings are wonderful. You’ve inspired me to work on a smaller scale than the larger scale that I’ve been doing. As my studio space is no longer available, this is very timely for me.

    Mahalo – thank you,


    • John O'Grady 18/03/2014 at 9:05 pm #

      Thank you Michael, I hope you get a space arranged and the best of luck with the smaller scale paintings, let me know how things work out for you

  4. Douine marie-chantal 19/03/2014 at 12:19 pm #

    I do love this painting I love all your painting

    • John O'Grady 19/03/2014 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you Marie-Chantal for your comment, I am glad you like them

  5. Chris Hay 19/03/2014 at 5:56 pm #

    It was a pleasure to receive a picture of this lovely painting infused with such warm colour and dark shadows. The sky is magnificent and full of interesting subtle light effects, especially the sun penetrating in the top right. I don’t know how you do it but the effect is beautiful!

    • John O'Grady 19/03/2014 at 6:08 pm #

      Well, thank you very much Chris for the lovely comment