The Footpath leading to Milwich.

The Footpath leading to Milwich.

A beautiful crisp winter painting. One of your best for my money.

Recognised your distinctive, beautiful style Alan. Can almost touch those snowy branches and feel the nip in the frosty air. Wonderful.

Beautiful crisp painting, your colours are so vibrant, love the shadows and the footpath lead's you down into the distant village 😀

Fantastic Alan you have so many strings to your bow

Beautiful light in this Alan. Lots of sunshine but you've caught a real feeling of the cold as well.

Very good Alan. Crisp foreground shadow and I like the clean white virgin snow on the distant field. The slate grey sky accentuates the brightness of the snowy scene.

Super work Alan, should have been a winner in my opinion!

I'd love this as a card any day Alan. Better than the commercial done to death images by far.

Terrific eye-catching work Alan. Lovely.

Well it’s a winner in my book Alan, it’s fabulous! Love those foreground shadows.

This would make a great card - love the sunshine crispness and your style, Alan

Great watercolour Alan, beautiful scene and wonderful colours and winter atmosphere.

Beautiful bright and crisp atmosphere. Lovely usd of the medium

Wow! I'd send cards of this painting.

Nice composition Alan, and your distinctive style as ever. good stuff.

Snow is always Christmassy enough for me Alan, love the contrasts.

This is fabulous Alan, one of your very best I think, a winner for me.

Amazing brightness from the reflective snow, brilliant. Merry Christmas Alan.

Beautiful radiant colours Alan, your work is inspirational,all of it.

That's a WOW of an image, Alan, so clean and unfussy but says it all!

That is Winter - great shadows.

So atmospheric, Alan. Love it!

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Watercolour on Fabriano Rosaspina 300lb HP paper. 11 x 15in. My submission for this year’s Christmas card competition in the Leisure Painter. Not too Christmassy apart from the snow, so I never really expected to win, but I enjoyed taking part. I’ve got my other submission for The Artist to post at a later date. It will be interesting to see this year’s winning entries, I expect that they will appear in the next editions of the magazines.

About the Artist
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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