First Light on the Orwell

barges and ols pier

So very atmospheric, Alan. Fantastic scenery and colours!

Brilliant Alan. Love it.

I love that flash of orange in the distance.

Love the light you get in your paintings Alan.

Full of contrasts and colour. Splendid.

The light is so fresh, really beautiful Alan.

Lovely Alan, beautifully subtle

Touch of Turner Alan👍

Very interesting, effective and atmospheric painting and a good composition

Lovely work Alan. This could be on the Orwell I guess! Hard to believe it is 65 years since I was at Pin Mill! Happy Days. John

Turner comes to mind, brilliant soft translucent light in this one Alan.

Beautifully atmospheric Alan. Another great picture.

I agree with previous comments very Turner with all the light, beautiful

Beautiful, Alan - rather Turneresque was my thought too.

Great composition Alan and i like the orange playing off against the blue. Agree with the other comments too.

Excellent Alan. Agree about the Orange in the distance,

Always love seeing your paintings Alan. This is a beauty.

Such a joy to see another lovely painting emanating the old Dutch masters. I particularly admire the blaze of light, right of the large ship.

Wonderful light Alan....pearlescent.

Beautiful first light, the sun just appearing. Superb contrasts and colours Alan

Beautiful Alan, very atmospheric

Beautiful light in the sky and on the water. Great painting.

Wonderful light and very pleasing to the eye, Alan

Full of atmosphere Alan, love the contrasting darks against the sparkling light.

Wonderful painting, Alan, great depth and atmosphere.

Like this Alan, love my visits to the Orwell and although this is imaginary it is exactly how I remember it.

Your paintings are exceptional Alan.

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on Jackson’s canvas/MDF board 40 x 50cm. An imaginary composition based on one of my favourite subjects, namely these wonderfully paintable spritsail barges - this small group are at anchor in the early morning light.

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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