Red Poppies

Red Poppies

A lovely loose painting of beautiful blowsy poppies.

Lovely Alan it has a lovely graceful movement

Thank you all, I love doing these little quickies, they&#39;re great fun!<br />Gudrun, you never finished your sentence with reference to me on the ice cream cone painting!!! Hope it wasn&#39;t too nasty to post!...

Here&#39;s no. 4. This is stupendous! I absolutely love it, so free, easy and pure.

Thank you Fiona, are you talking about me or the sketch!, I wasn&#39;t sure.

I love the spontaneous look of your rigger brush and ink work Alan.

No end to your talents Alan, the splashes indicate your dog was waiting for breakfast!!! Seriously though, it has a good balance and though the palette is limited I like the spontaneity you have.

Alan I love this. So much freedom in your work!

The pennies just dropped Gudrun, I do remember what I said, so get cracking... no excuses.

Lovely lines, great design Alan.

Not at all. The comment was to do with there is ALWAYS time to do something like a sketch so my not having risen to the challenges is poor!

.. and I have just read that you figured out what I meant!!!

Absolutely gorgeous Alan, full of energy but graceful at the same time. Love the deep colours!

Lost for words, really - this has life, grace, impact - and the colour of venous blood: it also happens to be my favourite flower, so you were always in with an advantage so far as I&#39;m concerned.

Very bold work Alan!

So full of life and enthusiasm for the subject.

Super - so dynamic. I must start using my dip pen again as they really do have more life and energy about them than normal pens. Love the bold reds.

Thank you everyone, goes to show, a 7 minute sketch and all those positive comments, amazing.<br /><br />Thea, If you remember we talked about Gerald Scarfe a while back and dip pens, they give so much more character to a drawing, this was done with my favourite No.1 rigger brush, but similar effect when used delicately.

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Usual MO, rigger brush and ink followed by a splash of colour 11 x 15''. Thought that I would catch them early this morning before they wither in this heat - or me for that matter.

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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