St Johns refers to a lovely Church just along the Road to us. I have sketched a lot in that area, and this was from a photo that I took last January when we had a lot of snow. I painted this yesterday.
This scene is from a place called Chevening. I went there last Friday with my usual painting gear, my rucksack and pochade. I intended to paint the local Church, but disaster - when I opened my pochade to start painting, there wasn`t a board to paint on. So instead of a painting I did a sketch and took my usual Photo. This is the result. It was a rather dull and coldish day, so I depicted it as "just stopped raining."
I started painting around 1990 and loved it straight away.
I started with watercolour,and then after about 15 years I moved to Oils and acrylics. I still paint the odd watercolour to keep my hand in so to speak. I love impressionism. The only time I use detail is when I paint portraits. Otherwise it is my interpretation of the subject.
I am retired but still find it hard to find time to paint. I reckon I can manage to do a painting about three times a week.
Originally I was a Motor Mechanic. Then, for the eighteen years leading up to my retirement, I worked
for Barclays bank.