Sandon Lock and Bridge from the Towpath.

Sandon Lock and Bridge from the Towpath.

Your recent sketches are becoming a series that makes one look forward to the next day's posting. This is my favourite to date, but whether it is the sense of line, the simplicity of the composition (which seems to disappear when you look closely, or what?. Who knows? I look forward to the oil painting version that you seem to be promising us.

Another lovely drawing Alan, simple but beautiful line's, can't wait to see your finished paintings 😀

Another beautiful sketch.

A lovely set of ink drawings Alan, this will be a great oil painting with the light and shadow I look forward to seeing it

Another great sketch Alan.

Beautifully simplistic, Alan. Love the shadows.

And lovely commentary also Alan

Terrific Alan, I’m getting excited about the oil after reading your brickwork and blue shadows......great stuff!

Super observation and sketch Alan.

This looks so good Alan, I can't wait for the painted version😀

Great simple style Alan, with a subtle wash. Am Sure the painting will be worth waiting for but this Sketch "stands " as a great work.

Another great drawing Alan.

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Indian ink on A4 Tan paper. This is the same lock and bridge from yesterday’s posting, only drawn from the towpath. The low early morning winter sun was directly behind me, which cast some fabulous shafts of light onto the crumbling rustic orange brickwork, and particularly through the arch of the bridge, reflecting into the water. It made a fabulous composition, and I have been back again with a canvas board and some oils to draw out the framework for an oil painting. It’s looking promising with most of the basic colours in place. It will be completed in the studio at some point, I’m working on three projects at present so juggling my time between them.

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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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