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Low Tide - Near Porthmadog

Low Tide - Near Porthmadog


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  • Another good one Alan. personally I would have moved the marker a little to the right, but that's why we are different! Keep up the good work.

    Posted by Peter Davison on Fri 08 Sep 08:47:18
  • Lovely work on the sky Alan, not overworked.

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Fri 08 Sep 08:57:45
  • A wonderful sky Alan, the patter of clouds add interest in my view. I do like your colours.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Fri 08 Sep 08:58:15
  • It is the sort of area that one goes to look at around sunset, then see the skies darken dramatically, you certainly have caught that feeling beautifully .
    well done Alan

    Posted by Tao Barry on Fri 08 Sep 09:14:24
  • I like this and all of the work contained in your very impressive gallery.

    Posted by Peter Buchanan on Fri 08 Sep 09:26:46
  • Strong painting. Like the colour. A little Fred Cuming like. Great Alan !

    Posted by Roeland van Reem on Fri 08 Sep 09:42:55
  • The 'chocolate box' problem is a real one - but I think we can worry too much about avoiding it, and that it's a comment that some can pass too easily (i.e. a gallery owner said that of one of mine: to my great annoyance - I wasn't surprised to discover later that she was a councillor, and a well-known idiot, and I'd love to say that to her face: now where was I?).

    Yes.... well I think you've totally avoided chocolate boxy impressions here, and that you always do - the marker is, as Peter remarks, dead centre - but in this case I think breaking the 'rules' has worked, because it's like a sentinel, even a warning of the dangers of the landscape lying ahead - and it works in the picture as a whole because of the strong sky and deep tones of the foreground.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Fri 08 Sep 09:50:59
  • I can't imagine you doing anything 'chocolate boxy' Alan. The sky is gorgeous, the whole painting is a perfect impression of the moment. Whatever you do it never fails to impress.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 08 Sep 10:26:58
  • Wonderfully painted Alan - that sky is great

    Posted by lynne whitfield on Fri 08 Sep 10:40:55
  • A really big thank you for what was an hour or so in the studio yesterday, yes, I do work very fast I know that but I can't stand any fiddling around which I have been guilty of in the past.

    I do take all of your comments on board, Robert has probably hit the nail on the head regarding my conscious effort to exactly centre the marker, rules can be broken if it helps the composition but that will always be a controversy of course.

    Roeland, if only one could come close to the fabulous work of Fred Cuming, thank you for your comment.

    I was going to thank each of you individually but there was such a good response I opted out of that one.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Fri 08 Sep 11:23:25