Low Tide at Faversham Creek 2

faversham creek

That is absolutely superb, Alan. Love how the boats stand out against the remainder of the painting, It all looks so calm also!

I see now why Rowland Hilder swore by the use of Neutral Tint - this is very beautiful: I'll look out for the demo with keen anticipation.

The addition of ink works very well Alan, what a lovely view. Look forward to reading your article.

Great stuff as ever Alan. Lovely contrasts.

Fabulous Alan, a truly lovely painting

Love the neutral colours in your painting Alan. The light is beautiful.

Beautiful work Alan, I love how you've depicted the buildings in contrast to the detailed foreground.

Terrific. I admire the simplicity of the shapes, it all works so well. I shall pick up on the demo in December.

It's a stunner Alan, I'll be looking out for it.

Beautiful painting Alan. Love the dark and light shading. Oh I will check it out in December the demo 😉

Beautiful Alan- I really like your use of Indian ink in this-

A stunning painting from the master , it’s absolutely brilliant Alan , the light, reflections etc are beautifully done and that tiny bit of red add a bit of magic . Looking forward to e- newsletter in December.

What can I say that hasn't been said Alan. Your talent with the brush and watercolours is just phenomenal. You arexa master Sir!

You are a master Sir😁

Excellent painting Alan, I also like and prefer NT to Paynes grey as it gives a slightly warmer tone. The light on the water at the back works really well as does the contrast of the Indian Ink.

The water is absolutely shining Alan. Superb!

I'd never thought of using neutral tint as a wash in its own right. I bought a tube when I first started painting after watching a demo where it was added to other colours to dull/darken them...I hated it, but after seeing the beautiful washes in this I'll be giving it another go.

Can’t wait for the demo Alan, I’ll have a go at this one….definitely. I’ve just renewed my ‘The Artist’ subscription in the hope that you will have lots more demos/articles to come! A beautiful watercolour proving an unfussy composition can look very dynamic.

Beautiful light tones Alan with your characteristic inclusion of a dash of red. Great Art!!

Beautifully simple, great sense of recession.

Thanks everyone, I’m pleased you’ve enjoyed my small watercolour series!

Lovely work once again Alan, has that antique feel, which I always like. Being an old skinflint I won’t be able to read your e newsletter! Hope it goes down well.

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Absolutely stunning painting Alan

Wow! Another skilful watercolour Alan, superbly painted and observed. Excellent 👍

Very eye catching painting.

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My second attempt at painting the historic Oyster Bay House in watercolour. I've tried to keep this version simple by using washes of neutral tint for the buildings, helping to give the illusion of distance, keeping detail to a minimum. This one has been photographed in four stages for an e-newsletter demonstration scheduled for December, I hope that a few of you will find it of interest. Arches 400lb NOT paper. 11 x 15in using Cotman and W&N watercolours plus Indian ink.

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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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