The Sisters, Trow Rock

The Sisters, Trow Rock

Love that sea Brian, the way you have captured the spray is brilliant 😀

Lovely painting, it really shows the energy of the waves breaking against the rocks.

Glorious. So well painted.

Cracking painting Brian, particularly like the spray and the tonal contrast on the distant sea.

Thank you very much, Brenda, Linda, Lewis and Barry for the generous and supportive comments. I've changed the pic in an attempt to show the contrasting light and dark tones and it's a better image, I think, if still a tad blurred. This is one of two paintings that I've recently finished where I used the same set of photos and weather conditions. I wasn't sure about the gulls and might remove them. Can't decide just yet. Anyway, I appreciate the comments very much. Bri

Nice work Brian.

Thank you, Jim, for the kind comment. Much appreciated. Bri

I love it Bri, the spray is magical! I like the gulls, just enough of them.

Rather lovely blues and that sea is brilliant Brian.

Thank you very much, Margaret and Alan, for the kind comments. Always appreciated. I wasn't sure about the gulls, Margaret, but then again, I wasn't sure about leaving them out. lol Ah, I'm using Michael Harding phthalo blue as my base colour, Alan, and I'm loving it. Just bought a yellow lake of the same make and can't wait to use it. I also bought a Cass yellow (permanent) on the recommendation of the pro', so I'll see what they're like soon. I have one cad red (light) already, which seems pretty good to me. Best to both Bri

Wonderful work Brian, love the light on the water, so much energy.

Thank you very much for the kind comments, Carole. Much appreciated and I'm delighted you liked the light on the water. Bri

A brilliant piece Brian, very skilfully done, fabulous light on the horizon. I love the way you've painted the 'foam' too!

Thank you very much, Russell, for the great comments and observations. Appreciated. I'm pleased the light's working because it was the contrasting light and shade that first drew my attention to the scene. Bri

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Oil on canvas board 406 x 305 mm. This was painted froma few reference photos I took at South Shields beach. It shows a well known local landmark which was originally called The Three Sisters. However, one of them split in two during a severe winter and a fourth sister was born. Not long after these photos were taken the heavens opened, which saw my son and I wrestling for the best spot under the brolly. LOL

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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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