Settling at Grasmere (revisited again)

Settling at Grasmere (revisited again)

The foreground is very nice, the whole scene looks like a winter wonderland

That is gorgeous, Brian :)

Thank you very much, Marjorie and Margaret, for the generous comments. Appreciated. The clarity is a problem again (bit grainy and blurred) but the main reason for the change was the colour scheme, which is showing quite well. I'm playing with my new Michael Harding blue, like a child with a new toy. *smile* Bri

That blue is rather lovely Brian and the whole winter scene is beautifully painted.

Thank you very much, Val and Dennis, for the kind replies to this piece. Much appreciated. I'm enjoying that blue, Val, and I'm not sure I'll ever go back to my originals, unless it's for mixing purposes. What a difference! Bri

A beautiful winter scene, I can see why you revisit. The addition of the magpies adds life to the view.

You have created that lovely sparkle to the snow covered trees which occurs on a sunny day after snow, it’s a beautiful winter scene Brian.

Thank you very much CA and Barry for the kind comments. Much appreciated. I'm a bit disappointed with the photo quality because much of the clarity and smoothness is lost, but at least it gives you a reasonable idea. I've tried taking some more pic's and ended up with much the same result, IE very grainy and indistinct. Still, my blue is getting a run out. *smile* Thanks again for your generosity. Bri

I love the light on your snow paintings Brian, this is amazing!

Thank you very much, Carole, for the super comments. Too kind, I'm sure. *smile* Delighted you liked the light. Bri

It has a beautiful illumination Brian, it’s bright without being overpowering. A lovely clarity and I’m glad you kept the two stars in the foreground.....I was watching a pair in the garden this morning.

Thank you very much, Maureen and Fiona, for the kind comments. Always appreciated. I was always going to keep the two stars, Fiona, once they'd taken to their posts. I ended up repainting them, though, because the new paint almost obliterated them. *smile* Thanks for mentioning the brightness, btw, I wondered if it was overcooked. Best to both Bri

Lovely composition and painting Brian

Thanks you very much, David, for the kind comments. Much appreciated. I've managed to take a better photo and have replaced the original with this pic. Bri

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on canvas repainting, 60 x 50 cms, of one of last winter's snow scenes. The only things I haven't repainted are the fence wires in the foreground. I won't be revisiting this one again.

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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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