Striding Over the Edge
Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cms. I started with a drawing then applied an acrylic underpainting and finished with oils. I've walked along this edge (arete) many times, once with my dog, Ben. He had the best ideas, by far, when it came to choosing the safest route. It's not as difficult as it looks btw. There are two plaques along the edge to commemorate two blokes who didn't make it to the other side. Not recent events, incidently, but a word of warning. The arete is Striding Edge in the Lake District, an edge which leads to the summit of Helvellyn, a peach of a mountain.
About the Artist
Brian J Mackay
I'm a retired FE lecturer (62), having taught Marketing and Geography to Travel & Tourism students for twenty years or so, and I DO miss it a bit. My wife, Diane, is from Kendal, where she introduced me to the Lake District fells, tarns and lakes. They have been a source of inspiration for me (and…View full profile