Descending from the Kirkstone Pass
This road connects the lakes of Ullswater and Windermere by way of the Kirkstone Pass. Leaving Patterdale you climb to the top of the pass, then descend to be greeted by this view. The route has the added advantage of playing host to the Kirkstone Pass Inn, a must for any thirsty traveller. The pass was named after a rock formation or glacial erratic, which resembles a gothic church; hence the Kirk Stone/ Church Stone. If you park in the Inn car park, the stone is a five minute walk down the hill. This was completed without an underpainting or pencil sketch, alla prima (ish), I returned the next day to add some highlights (ok, it wasn't alla prima at all). Oil on canvas 30 x 20 cms.
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