My Retreat - Costa Blanca.

My Retreat - Costa Blanca.

Looks heavenly Alan. Great regression from your lovely Casa through the fields to that mountain backdrop. Beautiful palette as well.

Yes, heavenly is the word to describe it and the painting is pretty impressive too!! A lovely painting Alan.

I wish it was my retreat Alan, beautiful.

What a beautiful retreat Alan and the perfect backdrop for it, inspiration all around. Fabulous textures and palette, especially the warm tones around the foreground area. Book me in for a week please!!lol

Looks a great place to paint,Alan- lovely free brushstrokes and great dull yellows against the blue/greens.

A completely different landscape to the smokey chimneys and pot kilns of the potteries Alan! Beautiful palette and subject.

Brilliant Alan a masterwork no need for words love the painting

This is great, Alan, especially love the textured effect of the hills and sky.

After the heat of the foundry, we can breathe the fresh air of the coast. Thank you, Alan. Great painting.

Thank you all, this place means so much to me. Most of it was done with a palette knife, and all completed well within a couple of hours, I wanted that really loose expressionist feel to it and not overworked.<br /><br />The small white areas in the distance is the village and the residents houses, and of course quite a few villa&#39;s creeping up the mountain.<br /><br />I will be getting this one framed when it&#39;s dry and it will be hanging in my lounge, which is more like a gallery, and not only my work, many other artist&#39;s also, but that&#39;s how I like it to look.

This a lovely painting of a gorgeous looking place Alan! What a scenery and so expertly executed with wonderful colours.

You created a great atmosphere here Alan, now this is where everybody wants to retreat ;-)

Makes me feel guilty - I have a place in Cyprus but have never painted its surroundings - anyway doubt if I could get near the quality of this one - excellent painting Alan

Lovely work Alan . what a view absolutely wonderful.

Nice one Alan, love the colours and the feeling of recession really gives a touch of majesty to the landscape, really like how you have made the buildings a focal point without them overpowering the painting your eyes still follow the fields to the mountain, really like it.

A beatuful rich colour palette and great texture in this Alan...You have certainly conveyed the beauty of the surroundings.

What an idyllic setting Alan, thanks for sharing. Much healthier air I would think than your recent industrial scenes!

Alan I love the fluidity of these and could step right into this one!

Wish I was there........!!!!!!!!!!!

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on canvas, 24 x 30’’. A painting done yesterday of my small Casa in Jalon, Costa Blanca. It’s an artist’s paradise with stunning scenery and sits under the backdrop of Mount Montgo near Denia. I have of course painted this many times en plein air, but they have all been given away, so I decided to paint this one to hang on my wall here in the UK.

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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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