A View From a Window - First Snow - REVAMP.

A View From a Window - First Snow - REVAMP.
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Absolutely love this reworked version, Alan, especially that moon, very atmospheric. Also very much like the square format.

The position of the moon sort of galvanises the whole painting Alan. A super limited palette.

Both versions are lovely but I agree that the revamped moon really works well, as well as the darker water. Agree about the square format too.

Very good reworked, Alan.

It's lovely Alan, I love the limited pallet and the reflection of the moon really adds to the composition, brilliant 😃

Cracker Alan. The foreground and reflections spot on, and the moon steals the attention.

This works very well - like the effective darkness to the foreground and the colours you have used.

Gosh, some lovely positive comments, thank you so much, and thanks to Dawn for including it on the Home Page gallery.

Very moody & atmospheric - I love it.

Yes Alan a perfect finale yes that moon just off centre beautiful light magical subject

If any improvement was possible Alan, but yes it’s even better!

The other version was good but to me the alterations have improved the light and therefore the overall impact of the painting. Great work Alan.

I love both versions of this Alan. A very cold crisp night, beautiful.

Love it, Alan. It's gorgeous.

Nice work as ever Alan.

Well thank you for all your constructive comments, I'm glad you like the revamp.

Certainly brings it together Alan

I really like this version Alan, the enlarged moon is better and the whole piece looks marvellous.

Perfect colours to express the cold weather and looks like it won't be the last snow.

Posted on Sun 10 Dec 12:14:03

Thought the other was good but this is even better !!

Thanks again to the latecomers, appreciated.

Still great. A painting is only finished when the artist says so.

You've done it again - I liked the first impression, but you've improved it beyond measure with these further thoughts. I'm always nervous about painting moonlit scenes, because of course the obvious mistake is to make them too dark and to make them too monochrome, but you've got light and colour in this and it's STILL obviously by the light of the silvery moon.

Thanks Gudrun and Robert, yes Robert, they can be tricky and can also look terribly twee if you aren't careful.

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08/12/2017
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A total revamp from last weeks posting. Although I received 4 pages of positive comments I felt that it needed a few adjustments. Namely the moon, so I have made it larger, more transparent and centred it. I’ve also worked on the trees and most importantly tried to create a darker and more foreboding feel to the water. I do hope that I have succeeded. Oil on MDF 20 x 20in. Very limited palette which keeps things simple. This is actually a natural ‘pit hole’ as I call them, a sanctuary for waterfowl and of course a watering hole also for Mr Fox, Badger and all the rest of the inhabitants that live here in abundance. I did state that it was the Carp pool previously so forgive me for that error.

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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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