View towards Copmere Lake


Beautifully done, Alan!!

Like this a lot Alan , I’m fascinated with the marks that are made using a painting knife .

Thanks chaps… I wasn’t overly impressed with how it turned out, so this has now been painted over!

I too like this Alan - I like the cour combinations and the knife work. I have never used a painting knife but always like the results. Am also interested in the gesso and chalk ground, again have not really investigated different grounds. Thanks for the inspiration!

It’s often a mystery to those who HAVEN’T done the painting as to why the artist isn’t happy with it. I like it Alan but you must have your reasons.

I do the same Alan. There has been times where I have looked back and thought why did I do that. I always love the way you place you paint on and just leave it without overworking.

I particularly like the colour combinations, very attractive

This is lovely work Alan.

I like the textures you’ve achieved with the knife and stiff brushes Alan. I also like the fact that it’s given the scene an imperfect and unfussy appearance which I personally like.

Well Painted Alan.

Well painted Alan, love the texture

Really like this Alan - certainly those flashes of Red against the Blue- beautiful.

Lovely textures and warmth despite your misgivings Alan

Appreciated guys, thanks!

Love the sky, and the colours used just seem to work. I think this is really good!!

Great texture and colour Alan.

Hang on Studio Wall

Painting knife and some hog brush work. Wallace Seymour oils on Belle Arti board, 40x50cm. Gesso and chalk ground.

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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