Sandon Hall, Stafford

Sandon Hall, Stafford
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A magnificent hall and you have done it justice with this super watercolour.

Smashing work and great commission to get Alan.

Superbly drawn and atmospheric darks. Lovely

Lovely watercolour Alan - very atmospheric with that dark shadow and the sky.

Lovely as always Alan.

Again a great sky, so difficult with watercolour. If the lion had not been there already, I would had added one to accentuate the size of the Hall and the perspective.

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15/05/2015
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Watercolour 15'' x 22'' Arches 300lb. A more detailed drawing than my normal style, but this was a commission from the Late Lord Harrowby so a fair bit of accuracy was required. I made many colour sketches at the scene noting the building colour particularly, and worked in the studio spending a great deal of time drawing out the building in pencil referencing the photographs that I took on the day. The hall is a Grade11 listed building standing in 400 acres, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Harrowby.

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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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