Learning from Turner #1


Super, again, Alan, you've captured the spirit and what Turner sought in his numerous studies, and made it your own!

Nice work A turneresque!

Very effective Alan, I like the way this is built.

Beautiful tones and I love the surface you are using.

A little beauty Alan ✨️ 😍

A great painting, Alan. You are taking a most interesting approach to Turner's work!

Thalia has said it all, very good Alan

A good book Alan is How to paint like Turner. I really like the blues in this piece, works well.

Very good Alan; this series must be a real labour of love!

Thanks guys! What better artist is there to learn from? I’ve got that book Graham!

Lovely fluidity reached with reflections and solid rock surface too, Turner certainly inspires! Well done Alan in this painting practice as it really is profound and effective,,no better way than to experiment and follow the Masters technique.

It's one of those painting where you think how can you create so much from so little? But the little voice inside your head tells you there is a lot more behind this than meets the eye. Wonderfully evocative.

Nicely painted, and I like it's your version Alan.

Yes very Turneresque and totally Alan Bickley,(sequel). Great artwork!

It should have said Bickleyesque!

I love Turner’s palette and economy and you’ve achieved both so well here

Superb, Alan

Like how you’ve used the blue paper, very effective.

I really like this Alan. It feels very much in the style of Turner.

Incredible Alan, a wonderful watercolour, quite magical. Who better to learn from. Super interpretation.

Wonderful comments on your Turner sketch Alan and well deserved. I echo each and every one!

Very nicely done, Alan. You can see the Turneresque style.

Beautiful Alan, I love this -

It's good to see how your sketches work on blue paper, and this is another beauty!

Don't you get tired of all this praise? Sickening I call it..... (sickening that you get more than I do, that is). Leaving which flippancy aside, you just blink at this and you'd know who painted it, given Mr Turner has sadly passed on. It's - not a word I use often - lovely; beautiful and delicate colour (and great composition obviously) but delicate though it be, weak in any way it isn't.

Many thanks for your positive feedback, I’m always pleased that people take the time to respond…

Superb interpretation and beautifully painted Alan.

Hang on Studio Wall

My impression of ‘The Confluence at Namur’, based on Turner’s watercolour painting but with my own interpretation of the scene! Watercolour and a touch of white Conte chalk in a Two Rivers A4 Turner Blue sketchbook. Part of a series that I’m currently working on, looking at the works of this great British painter - not to simply copy from, but to learn more about his working methods!

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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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