Onshore Wind

Onshore Wind

Nice one Brian, you do sea and skies very well.

Wonderful Brian. Can smell that salty air. You’ve done a great job of those waves and that lovely sky.

Thank you very much indeed, Heather and Carole, for the inspiring comments. Always appreciated. "Waves and sky" Yip! That's what caught my attention and made me decide, on the spot, to go for another series. It was wave action on a different scale, AND no permission to use the photos required. *smile* Being there helped enormously. Best to both Bri

I'm a huge admirer of your seascapes, and this is just great. Whether you add anything is your call, Brian. I personally like to see some form of life in landscapes...gulls etc...but this is just fine as it is.

Thanks for the great compliment, Lew. Much appreciated. I might have mentioned it before but I started painting seascapes because I missed the sea so much. I'm inland, now, and although I'm finding a lot to paint round these parts I miss the mountains, lakes and sea very much. I'm seriously thinking about a few gulls for the very reason you mention. Thanks for that. Bri

Work from the top drawer yet again Brian, you really do paint these scenes so brilliantly.

Wow! Thank you very much indeed, Russell, for the great compliment. I'm absolutely delighted you liked this one, especially as I have another three to post. LOL Actually, I finished the second painting this afternoon, more or less, will finish the third tomorrow and start the fourth soon after. Thanks again Bri

Ooh I can feel the breeze on my face Brian, beautiful seascape.

Thank you very much, Carole, for the warming comments. It was indeed a windy day, and some. Much appreciated. Bri

Looking at this is therapy Brian.......wonderful.

What a great comment, Fiona. Thank you very much indeed. Much appreciated. Bri

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms. I was back in the north east a couple of weeks ago and took 57 photos of the most inspring seas off the coast at South Shields. This is one of a series of four (three almost completed) and it shows the conditions on the day. It was absolutely glorious watching the waves roll in, so much so that I wanted to paint there and then, even though the wind was howling. I think this one is finished, although I could add some highlights and a few distant gulls. Not sure if I shouldn't just call it done.

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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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