Murder at Sunset

Murder at Sunset 25 04 2021 003 700 pix
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A stunner Brian with a title that draws you in. I once saw a judgement of crows too in our bottom field - fascinating. I thought it was an old wives tale but it most definitely isn't!

Thank you ever so much, Heather, for the highly encouraging and very interesting comments. Much appreciated. When I see AND HEAR the crows gather like this it makes me tingle, especially when darkness descends. Bri

Really like your emphasis on the light and the restrained painting of the crows.

Fantastic cloud formation.

This is fantastic Brian!

Beautiful Brian, I love to hear them too.. The clouds definitely have a silver lining!

Thank you very much, Tony, Stephen and Russell, for the great comments. Truly appreciated. Best to all Bri

Thank you very much, Carole, for the kind comments. We must have cross-posted. They certainly make a racket, do they not. *smile* Bri

Wow Brian this is stunning. A real apocalyptic beauty. I especially love the concentration of crows in that spot and the subtle light glimmering through the clouds.

Thank you for the amazing comments, Carole. I was a little unsure about this one but I'm glad I posted it now. Thanks again for the thumbs up. Bri

A cracker and what a sky

Thank you very much for the comments, Dennis. Much appreciated. I'm delighted you liked the sky. Bri

A marvellous murder Brian!

Thank you very much, Fiona, for the kind comments. Always appreciated. I smiled at your playful "murder" comment. Thank you. Bri

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Oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cms. I was passing these fields on my way home from my daily walk in Oakenbank Woods, when I noticed this huge cloud and lovely sunset. The crows were getting ready to roost for the night by making their riotous flight and circuits before settling down. I tried to capture that moment with this painting. I hope a flavour of that moment is coming through.

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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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