Morning Haze over Sandown Pier

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Alan, this is lovely. I really like the way my eye is drawn right to those lovely white yachts

Love the palette used and the sketchiness of the painting. A very happy painting - gorgeous!

A beautiful summer scene, Alan - love the sketchiness which contributes to a real feel of a summer haze.

You make it look so simple and easy Alan, this is so refreshing and uncluttered and I love the colours, especially eye catching are those white yachts.

Very impressionistic, Alan. Beautiful summery colours, love it!

Yes, you've got that shimmery light, Alan.

Beautiful, Alan! So lively and spacious and bright.

A lovely beach scene, Alan.

Well thank you girls for your super comments, I always enjoy reading them!

Fabulous Alan, there's a 'mirage like' quality to this piece.

I'll swear you've painted more pictures of the island than I have, and I live here.... this one is a corker ... that's the Isle of Wight light I know and love.

Thanks Russell and Robert! Yes I may have done Robert, I visited the island at least four times a year on extended holidays - the benefit of having family living there. I have many dozens of various sketch books crammed full of useful stuff. Glad you like this one.

The horizon is shimmering beautifully Alan, wonderful recession and mark making.

Yes, I am drawn to the yachts too - good style.

A very effective painting Alan. I like the way the yachts are simply suggested - it gives a sense of the shimmering light on the water. Looks like a fairly limited palette too.

Captured the colour and mood of summer perfectly Alan.

gorgeously painted! What a great vast composition! Yes, we should appreciate beautiful joyful ( no worries, corona) summer sky and beach!

A truly successful portrayal of the morning haze Alan, love the colours and the almost abstract feel to it. So soothing, must be more so in the real size.

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Continuing my testing of Jackson’s Artist oils. Painted thinly in two layers, using just a touch of cold-pressed linseed oil, on Jackson’s linen board 40 x 50cm. Reference from my plein air sketchbook of watercolour drawings done some time ago. As always with most of my work, I’m trying to capture the ambience and atmosphere of a place, rather than a static and accurate representation - one of the reasons I dislike copying from photographs, they can easily stifle any creativity.

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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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