July Challenge – Summer Skyscape#8. View from a Patio.

July Challenge – Summer Skyscape#8.  View from a Patio.

Love the melting horizon and those impressive clouds with the background colour peeping through. Yes Alan, it would be very boring if we just paIntend without close observation and ignored the subtle nuances of colour.

The colours are so vibrant Alan, and I love the way you create the mistiness of the horizon. 😃

This is so vibrant and yet feels like a summer sky. I'm alway impressed by your use of colour Alan.

I like the way the colours in the sky are repeated in the fields unifying the painting, Alan

These Summer skies of yours, Alan are as tremendous as they are an education. I like them very much.

These skies of yours are impressive Alan. Like Willie says, educational, and I've been studying them closely. I remember reading about an artist, unfortunately I can't remember their name, who painted the dawn sky every morning for a year!

They just keep getting better Alan superb and your colour wow

Lovely colours, Alan.

I think this one is my favourite so far Alan. A beauty!

Number eight? Blimey Al, I think I might have missed a few! My loss, if this is an example of the quality......superb!

Super example of a British summer sky, keep them coming.

Such fabulous comments, you are all so kind, thank you.

Excellent series of paintings, Alan. Just a thought, but if you have the time, could you post these in WIP as a developing series, so we can see how this theme and technique develops. I agree that these are getting better. Great colours, depth and SPACE!! There's SO much space in this one. Excellent! Bri

Great use of colour and composition- powerful!

You are the master of these.

Fabulous sky, but even the landscape below is beautifully and subtlety suggested!🌷

My favourite, with the warmer colours.

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Painted this yesterday morning sat on the patio with my pochade box. A formation of interesting cloud structures which was worth capturing. I try and look for colours within all those greys that we tend to see in the UK, then I’ll exaggerate these hues to create something a little more intense and vibrant. After all, isn’t that what an artist is supposed to do? Not simply paint what he sees – I leave that to the photographers! 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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