Ludlow with St Lawrence's Church.

Ludlow with St Lawrence's Church.

I like the freshness and lively quality Alan, hope you can retain that in the larger version.

I said it early on you really are shoulder to shoulder with the best another stunner Alan

Very interesting painting Alan, brilliant colours and I like the whitish branches.

Superb study for a real work Alan

Love the harmonious blend of warm colours in this one, Alan, enlivened by the touches of bright red.

Great study Alan, lovely brushstrokes.

Yes agree with all the other comments, a lovely study, good in its own right.

So much to look at here Alan even in it's simplified version! I love the sky!

Really like your loose sketches Alan and the earthy colours in this one set it off a treat.

A masterclass in mark making

Nice palette, warm colours entwined with the greys are great, and the foreground is awesome.

Wonderful painting - as always Alan

Instantly recognizable as one of yours Alan. I like your foreground trees and that splash of red in the middle.

Superb Alan first class painting

I really love your loose sketches Alan - they really express your joy in making them, and always seem to be, for me at any rate, excellent little complet d paintings in their own right.

Another spectacular piece, Alan. Beautiful rendition of detail in the most painterly way, with wonderful atmosphere.

Thank you all so much, it is very gratifying to hear your positive comments.

I really like this. I am looking forward to the larger version.

Alan,love you painting very dramatic.

Thanks Jennifer, not heard from you for a while, hope you're OK...

Lovely,Alan. Bet the finished product will be amazing!

Hang on Studio Wall

Small oil on board study 10 x 12in, as one of my references for a larger studio work, as you can see, the detail at this stage has been kept to a minimum, concentrating purely on the composition and tonal values. I have more detailed pen studies to work with.

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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