July Challenge – Summer Skyscape#7

July Challenge – Summer Skyscape#7

I'd give my right arm to be able to paint a picture in 30 minutes, Alan. LOL Great colour and mood in this fine impression of the sea. I particularly like the sky and the mere hint of a village on the far shore. Great atmosphere. Bri

Great sky and the suggestion of land works a treat.

Another beauty, Alan. Skies are an important element in a painting and should not be neglected

Amazing colours and I love to see the process in the brushstrokes. So vibrant!

Another cracker Alan. Would never manage anything like this in 30 minutes but it must be excellent practise to paint in short bursts. Love the way the clouds scurry across the sky and reflect onto the water.

That’s truly beautiful Alan.

Thanks guys, some great comments for a quick oil sketch. Brian and Carole, you could do it easily in 30 minutes. Adopt a ‘hung-ho’ manner and don’t set out to produce a masterpiece, the rest will follow!

Thank you for your kind comments, Alan. Good of you to post them to me. x

As you say a never ending source of inspiration Alan. A lively sky with lovely loose brush strokes. Enjoyed see yours and many other POL contributors work at Patchings when I visited on Sunday.

So much energy and vitality in the clouds. Lovely.

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“Paint a sky a day”, sound advice given to me by the late Rowland Hilder back in 1985. It’s always a never-ending source of inspiration right outside our window, with ever-changing moods. So really, we should never be at a loss as to what to paint! I don’t paint a sky a day, but I should, it’s only 30 minutes a day after all! That’s one reason this challenge is a favourite for me – so much potential with skies! Great to see more artist’s entering this one! Oil on board 30 x 40cm.

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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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