The Causeway, Holy Island

The Causeway, Holy Island

Another great, dramatic painting with the use of the palette knife, venting your spleen again Michael. Very dangerous for foreigners unaware of the situation but a few locals also take silly risks and end up in trouble. Always reported incidents in the local newspaper.

Thank you very much Carole. Yes, can you imagine what the accumulated cost of all those floodings would be over the years. A lovely place though, as you know well.

Splendid work on an intriguing location Michael.(p.s, you forgot the seagulls..) (-:

Thanks Jim. You know, I never even thought of them ‘till now.

Wonderful painting, Michael, I like your oils.

I’m really liking these paintings, Michael. This one is so dramatic.

Great techniques colour and effect Michael

Thanks for your encouragement Ellen.

I’m heading there myself in a couple of months Michael, I’ll try and remember about the Your oils are so good, love the freedom of application and the sky in this one looks a little Turner-ish.

Thanks for the inspiration Fiona. It’s a lovely spot and you’ll enjoy the atmosphere. Sit outside for a cup of tea and the birds will fly down and you will be able to feed them from your table.

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Oil on canvas, 10x11 inches. Holy Island, Northumbria, is a tidal island and gets cut off by the tide twice a day. There’s usually an abandoned vehicle on it, caught out by the tide. The last one I saw was a few months ago - a big camper van driven by a Dutchman who couldn’t speak English and couldn’t read the warning signs, plus Holland is non-tidal I believe, so he would have been totally oblivious to the danger. An expensive mistake.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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