The North Face of Trow Rock

The North Face of Trow Rock

Tranquil and secluded looking seascape with rugged textured rocks well captured.

Your pastel paintings are beautiful Brian, the colour are so vibrant, which pastels do you use ? 😀

Lovely job Brian. Great sea and waves. Lovely.

Thank you very much, Ronald, Linda and Rachel for the lovely comments. Appreciated. Linda! I use Rembrandt and Unison pastels in combination, finding the pigmentation in both to be very good. Unison's are especially rich, to the point that they stain your hands if you don't wash them quickly enough. Best to all Bri

Another wow from me Bri, this is beautiful! The colour on the sky and the sea is wonderful. I've loved the four in this series, I hope you are going to frame and hang them!

Love it :)

Thanks ever so much, Margaret, for the super comments. I'm absolutely delighted you enjoyed the series and pleased you let me know. Very much appreciated. I'll post all four next to each other to show how they look together, and yes, I hope to frame them and put them on my bedroom wall eventually. Might get some prints first, once I've added the finishing touches. (I can see a few loose ends) Thanks, Alan, for the generous support. Appreciated. Best to both Bri

Love the blues you use. Makes me want to be on that beach staring into the horizon. Smashing Brian.

Thank you very much, Carole, for the really great comments. Delighted you liked the beach because it's a beauty and was a fantastic place to grow up. Bri


Thank you very much for the generous comment, Karen. Appreciated. Bri

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Pastel painting on Canson (white) 32 x 24 cms. This is the fourth painting in a series of four and I'm so pleased to have finished. It shows Trow Rock from the Sandhaven Beach, and the small cliffs we used to dive from as children/youths. The tide would be much higher before diving could begin, so the drop wasn't quite so daunting as it looks. Always there'd be gulls.

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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…

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