Hoo Mill Lock, Great Haywood.

Hoo Mill Lock, Great Haywood.

Keep mixing it up, Alan, this one is another cracker. Terrific.

What a wonderful colour & brightness your mixed media have created - love it as always Alan

Another great example Alan, I'm enjoying your mixed media phase.

Lovely attractive work as usual Alan. The orange and blues sing out to give give life to the piece.

Sounds to me like you're having a great time on the mixed media front.. I love the results Alan... Great..

I always enjoy watching you playing with different media and techniques - inspiring the rest of us, by the way.....

You have a wonderful fresh style Alan. I love looking all around your paintings, there is so much to see in the landscapes you paint. There is so much line work and expression throughout. Thanks for listing all the different mixed media you use...:)

Bold, strong, colourful.......shall I go on? Alan this is a gem.

great mark making and fluidity Alan David Harrison

Everithing has already been said. Great use of mixed media, Alan, and shining colours.

You are a great painter Alan and these mixed exercises have been a joy to look at and we have all learnt from them. Looking forward to the next step!

Love this mixed media style, Alan. A great composition and beautiful mix of warm colours set against the cool blue.

Oh don't stop now Alan we have enjoyed them so much and the week wouldn't be over with a classic Bickley.

A beautiful vibrant piece of work as always, Alan...lovely marks and brushstrokes that carry you into the picture.

It's so encouraging to receive these comments, I love to experiment and it makes it all worth while. Thank you all so much.

Hang on Studio Wall

Continuing the mixed media theme, I painted this last week, 15 x 11in en-plein-air, as I always prefer, weather permitting. I've been out this morning and had a go at another canal scene, which will possibly be my last one of this series. I have enjoyed experimenting with it, but the time may have come to move on. Just in case you missed my earlier ones, I have used oil paints, applied more like watercolour, oil pastels, marker pens, carbon pencils and pastel pencils, quite a mixed bag.

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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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