Spritsail Barges at Anchor


Splendid blend of colours.

I can appreciate the skill it takes to do a painting like this. Beautiful.

Great stuff Alan. Brilliant impressionist work around the barges.

Lovely Alan, I agree with you those Thames barges are wonderful.

Marvellous impression, Alan, with a most soothing palette. I like everything about this piece, especially the deft application of aerial perspective. Bri

This reminds me of one of the Dutch old masters’. Love the indistinct figures and the sweep of the bay as well as the gentle palette, emboldened with the rich splattering of siennas, Alan.

Lovely work Alan, has that antique feel.

Beautiful impressionistic work, Alan. Love the colour palette!

It had to be the one and only Mr Buckley superb

Excellent shimmering light effects Alan.

I agree with Carole, a feel of the Old Masters! Love the barges and the foreground Alan.

Gorgeous colours and textures Alan and just enough of everything to catch your eye and make you want to look further.

Another masterpiece Alan.

Perfect balance of colours Alan in this distinctive work.

Love the textures and big sky in this, Alan.

Really love the palette in this Alan, such warmth!

Well thanks everyone for your comments, always appreciated!

Superb work, so much suggested with a few skillful brush strokes. For me, an added nostalgia hit. I remember craft very similar to these on the Thames from my childhood.

Another beauty - colours, texture, and love the curved composition.

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Continuing my series of nautical themes, again featuring my favourite boats which are these wonderful Thames barges. Either beached, at anchor or in full sail, they are equally attractive for the artist to draw or paint, whatever the medium. No reference used here, just a bit of imagination. Oil on Jackson’s canvas/MDF board 40 x 50cm

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Price: £495 Framed
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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