The Star Inn and Trent Locks, Stone.

The Star Inn and Trent Locks, Stone.

Such a good painting technique you have Alan. Lovely work!

Clean , fresh, I want to be there.

Another winning formula, Alan. This current series are seriously good. I love the crisp lights and darks again.

How do you make buildings look so believable Alan :)

Thanks for the comments so far, well Carole, I'm not sure that I do, after posting this effort I didn't particularly like it but with buildings it's all about depth which I create by being bold with my tonal values and dropping on more layers until I'm happy with it. (which is never of course).

Well put together as always Alan

Another travel poster for the region - you've sold us on it Alan with this lovely series.

Wonderful painting, Alan. I like colours and depth, and I find your last paintings have a terrific 3D effect.

I like this one too Alan. Ann speaks for me also when she describes the 'crisp lights and darks.' Simple and effective which after all is your 'mantra!'

lovely work Alan in that unmistakable bickley style

Thank you Alan for you explanation, I also think your straight lines help, my efforts always lean maybe I should use a ruler? :))

Another lovely painting Alan, great style

Wonderful painting Alan.

Excellent piece Alan!

It has a very finished look for Plein Air. Well done!

Hang on Studio Wall

Painted yesterday morning at the scene, usual MO, one or two more interesting compositions around this spot so I will be returning later on as it is a good dry day so far.

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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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