Early Morning Mist at the Cove.

Early Morning Mist at the Cove.

Rich colour Alan, and moody atmosphere. The reflection makes it all work together.

Difficult perspective in this Alan, looking down on the rooftops and then sweeping along the bay, the boat acts well as a stop.

Alan this has a beautiful ethereal quality, the diffused distant headland fades into the horizon to give it that seamless effect where sea meets sky. Your magical touches of light on the foreground buildings, another along the cove and the final one on the far distant buildings, take the eye through to the gorgeous light on the sea. A wonderful example of putting into practice the use of gathering oil sketches on location, as described in your piece in this months enewsletter......it's worth the effort of a 30 minute sketch. Your explanation and instruction will be invaluable in the future......ever thought of doing a book Alan?!

A superb piece Alan and a great composition. So much atmosphere with a great sparkle on the water, smashing! Thoroughly enjoyed your piece in POL bonus newsletter.

Thanks John and Stephen, the boat was an afterthought and yes, it does hold the eye as you say. Fiona dear, thank you, you have got the PR job, I'm pleased that you found my WIP demo of some interest, and thank you Margaret also for your kind comments on my piece yesterday.

So well depicted and draws me in.

Love the stab of light on the cottage but there l terrifically threatening mood to the painting lifted by the highlights. Great picture, Alan

Thank you Derek and Willie for those kind words.

A beautiful painting, Alan. I like the light in the cottage and the sky and sea merging into one.

Thank you Ellen, the light is actually on the cottage itself, not from a window.

This is like a nocturne painting - isn't there a competition currently, asking for nocturnes? If this were a contender, I think the rest of us would be well advised not to bother; it would be bound to win.

Thanks Robert, yes there is and I've entered a drypoint etching on that one, glad you like it.

I hope that I haven't confused anybody, I have just retaken the photo, yesterday it was so dark outside and the colours where not accurate, what you see now is fairly accurate to the original.

Even better Alan, much sharper and more depth to the colours. Still a very striking painting in whichever light.

Love this. As long as you know where you were, that is the main thing so that you can return.

Beautiful atmosphere and soft colours, Alan.

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Oil on gessoed MDF 20 x 20in. Studio painting from some quick sketches made during my visit to the Lleyn Peninsular in July. The coast road in the north runs past this delightful little cove, there is a road down to it but I didn't venture down, next time I will and spend a few hours there. I do have the name written underneath the sketch but I can't decipher it. I've painted two from different aspects, I'll post the other next week.

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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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