An experiment that's worked, Brian. You've achieved the Gothic moody look. I like it.

Thanks for that, Lew! Appreciated! You just never know when it's your own work, do you? Bri

Caught my eye immediately - mood and atmosphere and great depth Brian - the colours are superb!

Caught my eye right off too. Good work Bri.

Striking image, Brian. Would make a good book cover which was gothic related.

Superb piece Brian, you've certainly met your objective but I think it's very realistic too.

I just love this! What a success Brian! Exclamations all round! Wonderful colour and atmosphere - not a kittiwake though....

Well, blow me down with a feather! Thank you very much indeed, Shaun, Jim, Ronald, Russell and Marjorie, for the kind comments. Much appreciated surprise. I'm absolutely tickled pink to see that the colours and atmosphere are working. I went a bit crazy with my cad reds but enjoyed letting my hair down a bit. I'm so pleased that this experiment caught the eye because that's half the battle, I reckon. No kittiwakes here, Marjorie, only ravens and buzzards. (and every other UK species you care to mention) *smile* Best to all Bri

Love the contrast of the vibrant reds with the out of focus background. This is very different, another reason to admire this painting.

Like it a lot Brian!

Thank you very much, Carole and Heather, for the generous comments. Always appreciated. It's certainly a bit different for me, Carole. Perhaps I should stay in more. *lol* Bri

It's a very striking image Brian, love that sky.

Thanks you very much, Val and Dennis, for the kind comments. Appreciated. Delighted the sky is actually working! Bri

Well if it’s mood you were after Brian, it’s a huge success! With this atmosphere and setting it could be one of Odin’s Ravens......Huginn or Muninn?

Yay! Thanks for that, Fiona, and thanks for the smile. They sound like a dodgy offence, do those ravens. *smile* Bri

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50 x 40 cms, oil on canvas. This is a kind of gothic depiction of a red sky with raven. I'm going for mood rather than realism, but it's all a bit experimental.

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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…

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