Blustery Start to the Day

coastal seascape

I love your skies Alan.

A really good painting Alan , I do like the big sky look .

Stunning and spectacular!! Just love the sky!!

A really well painted sky study with good cloud formation and lower clouds that give well observed aerial perspective...

Lovely scene Alan, a superb sky.

Another stunner Alan.

Fabulous skies and a beautiful painting

Lovely..just makes me want to be there.

Super painting with a wonderful sky and light!

Another stunning sky lit up with the contrasting red sails. Such a great feeling of being outdoors in the fresh air Alan.

Really like the interesting sky and the detailed activity/colours concentrated together.

Beautiful, Alan. It gives a slight cool feeling to me, one of those beautiful clear days.

Wonderful expression of a breezy day, love the palette. Smashing painting Alan.

Absolutely love the sky Alan. It has such movement, and the colours are great. I think the way you have painted the sail/building area works extremely well - that red and faded pink are brilliant.

Another beautiful sky!

I like the warmth in the clouds, which links to the colours in the sails, contrasting with all the variety of blues. Beautiful.

Tremendous cloud formation and addition of pink it reflects well , fabulous!

A stunner Alan. Big wide open spaces, and the boats done just right.

I think this is my favourite of your recent sky studies. A great sense of light.

Sparkling is a good description. I think you could write a book on painting the big sky Alan. This is excellent.

Colours and composition just right Alan. A super painting!

Magnificent sky looks like one of mine!

Can't really add much except to say that this is inspiring - makes me want to keep trying!

Love how you cast the sunlight on land Alan, beautiful blustery sky.

Magnificent Alan. A real pleasure to admire it.

Sumptuous clouds!

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments, always appreciated!

Great sky and also love the colourful sails in the foreground.

Superbly painted scene, you have captured the bright blustery day perfectly.


Stunning again, Alan

Masterful Alan - those hints of colour really lift this and the sky!!

Hang on Studio Wall

Another sky study concentrating on cloud formation and colour. All my current series on skies have been painted using reference from my daily sketchbook studies from life, some in just 6B carbon pencil with colour notes, many in watercolour. Studio painting reference my sketchbook. Oil on Belle Arti board 40 x 50cm.

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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