The Cloud, Cheshire Plain

The Cloud, Cheshire Plain 17 02 2020 004 (700 pix)

Fabulous Brian. Really like how you've achieved depth and perspective.

Thank you very much, Heather, for the generous comments. Very much appreciated. Bri

What a painting! A pleasure to look at it.

Love the wide expanses and those fantastic rocks with that yellow sapling sprouting up. The blanket of fields are superbly painted under that very inviting sky Brian.

Thanks you very much, Lew and Carole, for the highly encouraging comments and analysis. I enjoyed painting this landscape but I'm often left with a niggle or two. Always, to be precise! *lol* Bri

Lovely scene, particulary enjoy the way you have captured to depth and perspective.

Beautifully painted Brian - real sense of distance and height.

Good to have you back Brian! Spectacular!

Thank you very much, Ceri, Margaret and Fiona, for the great comments. I'm pleased the depth, distance and perspective are working well enough, mainly because they're some of the areas I'm still scrutinising. Yes, Fiona, I've finally reclaimed my working space and sorted a few problems out, so it feels good to be back. Thanks for that. Best to all Bri

Great view and depth. Well done Brian.

Thank you very much, Ronald, for taking a look and commenting so kindly. Much appreciated. Bri

Wow Brian. I haven't been on POL for a while for various reasons but I'm so glad I took a peek this morning. I love the feeling of height and distance you've achieved in this super painting, your footballing friend must be well chuffed with it.

Thank you very much, Val, for a very generous review. Much appreciated and I'm delighted the height and distance are apparent. Thanks for letting me know. I really hope he likes the finished article when it's framed. Bri

A lot of work gone into this one Brian, you really have got the sense of distance, brilliant work!!

Thank you very much, Linda, for the kind comments. I'm really pleased the linear perspective is working. delighted you liked this one. Bri

what a wonderfull landscape. great painting.

Thank you very much, Joop, for the kind comments. Much appreciated. Bri

I almost swore in appreciation when I saw this Brian,the sheer expanse and detail you've achieved here is truly exceptional - happy new year!

Thank you very much, Russell, for the great comments. Truly appreciated. It's dry now, after a few foreground nudges, and ready to frame. Hope he likes the finished article. Happy new year to you too and many of them. Bri

Fantastic gallery this however is my favourite what you have achieved is remarkable ...the work gone into so many greens is astonishing it makes me want to tackle a landscape ..but for now I will use this as a benchmark brilliant

Thank you, Robert, for the very generous comments. Much appreciated. My friend liked it, too, and fortunately so did his partner. I'm delighted you liked this piece. Sorry about the tardy response.

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Oil on canvas board, 50 x 40 cms. This painting shows the rock formation and hill of The Cloud, Cheshire. It acts as a fantastic vantage point and is frequented by many a walker, for the simple pleasure of the view. A footballing friend asked if I could give it a go for him and this is the result. First painting of 2020. Largely wet in wet. Good to be back.

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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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