The Lane to Coton Hayes.

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What a superb range of colours.

Wonderful winter landscape again Alan. Love the palette.

That's a lovely blue sky you've captured Alan

The presence of the snow and the green of the verges and fields makes a great, and unusual, combination.

Like it! Well done, Alan getting outdoors in the cold. If it was mine, I'd allow myself less than 5 minutes of fiddling: a few touches to bring some foreground features closer. A couple of vertical highlights on the tree trunks and maybe the merest suggestion of some darker tones in the grass at the bottom right. Fancy me feeling I can advise Alan Bickley!! but sometimes someone else's eyes.............. Please tell me whether you agree or not.

Brave you getting out and about Alan, but you have produced a lovely wintery scene.

A touch of fresh green along the lane and in the fields, must be a sure sign of spring. A well recorded change of the season Alan.

I like the composition this Alan, the road winding its way into the distance and the threat of snow in those clouds ☁️.

Beautiful, Alan. Love those winter colours.

A lovely landscape Alan with a hint of Spring. Super light. Not sure I would fiddle with it, but only you can decide.

Thanks guys for your comments, appreciated as always. I’ve decided to leave it as it is, but great to hear your suggestions!

Atmosphere captured perfectly Alan.

Such clarity of vision, Alan, positively sparkling!

You're right, Alan. Any highlights on the tree trunks would detract from the lovely light on the distant fields.

Thats a beauty Alan. The palette really describes how cold it is .

Oh look, he's only gone and done it again.....! How, is the question. You know when a painting is "right", without even necessarily knowing why: and this one is "right".

Hang on Studio Wall

16 x 20in oil on board. Another addition to my series of local scenes. I painted the majority of this plein air last week (my first of the year). There was a light smattering of overnight snow and a cool blue sky, so I just couldn’t resist getting out and about for an hour or so. Fine-tuned later in the studio, although it could do with drying and then a bit more work on the branches… Or could it? I’m a compulsive fiddler!

About the Artist
Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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