Aiming for Target Rock
Pastel painting on Canson 160 g/m2 75lb (white). I used the other side of the paper to eliminate the textured surface, as per Marjorie's suggestion. This is a painting of Target Rock, South Shields, only seen from this angle at the lowest point of the tide. I used the photos I took on my sixtieth birthday when we all went to the beach for a paddle. My Jack and Pat pastel (recently posted) is from the same beach but showing the other side of the little bay. The middle section of the rock collapsed due to erosion some time ago, but as a boy aged 13/14, I used to sit close to the far edge with my pad and pencil to draw the adjacent cliffs and arch (also now collapsed). It was my secret and I never did show the drawings to anyone.
About the Artist
Brian J Mackay
I'm a retired FE lecturer (63), 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