Weston Church under Flood.

Weston Church under Flood.

Your paintings have such depth - and I find this really hard to achieve in a small painting. Yours contain a whole world of incident and detail - well worth lengthy study, to see if I can grab your effects and run off with them....

Another absolutely stunning piece, Alan. The variety of marks and shapes and the wonderful use of lines to engage the viewer - truly excellent work!

Beautiful brushstrokes and detail Alan...agree totally with Robert and Seok!!

As Robert says ,so much to look at. Another gem .

Beautiful Alan it is a joy to behold

Wonderful colours and shapes, Alan, a pleasure for the eyes.

You were lucky to get a break in the weather Alan, no such luck here. It amazes me how you pack so much interest into your work, lots to look at and take you on a wonderful journey around the scene. Snow or water, it's fabulous!

I think your painting is more fluid now, a different style to before - what do you think? Do you feel you have changed ? I do admire you producing this, I'm still not venturing out.

It's one of those paintings where my eye just wanders everywhere without ever being encouraged to exit the painting and that's what make it for me.

The immediacy captures the scene in colours, tones and recession. Smashing job

Great work again Alan as usual where is Weston church

I really like the fresh spontaneity of this painting. Diana

There is a real flow through this painting Alan - and I am not talking about the water either. I love e movement you achieve - it takes the viewer a journey, and like Michael said, it keeps the eye within the picture.

Well, it's always so lovely to get such positive remarks from my fellow artists', thank you. Marjorie, I have changed my palette and also moved on to Michael Harding oils, which are a dream to paint with. I have abandoned the strong blues (temporarily), and working more en-plein-air with my Pochard, so a smaller board size is called for.

Great brushstrokes great painting Alan!

You are very intrepid Alan, venturing forth in February! I like the way the roads and field lines take the eye to the church and beyond, lovely sky too.

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on board, 10 x 12in, painted this morning on site, trying to capture the church and fields flooded after yesterday's deluge which burst the banks of the Trent, but perhaps looks a bit like snow. Not a problem, the fresh air did me good anyway.

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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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