Stafford Castle from Doxey Marshes

stafford castle from Doxey Marshes ps

Love to see how you start off Alan, looking forward to your next stage.

Love the impact of the sky on the landscape. You have been very brave in using such bold brushstrokes but it has worked beautifully Alan.

An impressive start, Alan

Thanks guys, all done with a Jackson’s 1in flat brush, so no fiddling around!

You have really energised the canvas with your brushwork in this painting Alan.

I like the look of this Alan, I think Shaun has mentioned the perfect word to describe it....full of energy.

You certainly know how to paint skies Alan ! Impressive and with 1 bold brush.

Stunning work, Alan! Beautiful palette, atmosphere and brushwork.

Full of atmosphere, Alan!

And the Master strikes again! (And I can tell just from looking at this that the linen board you're using is not the same one as that with which I had some trouble.) Looking forward to your article.

Thanks guys, appreciated. I’ve just finished the second and final stage, an improvement I hope!

Alan - I can’t think how I missed this painting! - its so dramatic with that pale sky and dark land. Love it. I also wanted to say that having searched high and low several times for your recent article on line and wash I cannot find it, so am still in the dark about those delightful little pots of colour!!

love the bold and suggestive style of this painting :-)

Still in catch-up mode Alan. Love your sky and the dark contrasting colours beneath.

Hang on Studio Wall

Started this morning, so still a work in progress, but I will be keeping it really loose and expressive. I’m testing out the Jackson’s Artist oil paints range for The Artist magazine which will appear later in the year. I’ve laid the paint on quite thickly in this alla prima painting. Oil on Jackson's Linen board, 40 x 50cm.

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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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