The second painting was done completely plein air. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. As I was doing the second painting a load of children came by with their Teachers. Then the conversations went on and on for ages. The teachers were asking me technical questions, and the children, well I don`t know what they were asking except that they liked the painting. As they left, they all clapped me. It really gave me a big lift. I am not happy with this one but left it as it was. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. The sky was completely flat and gey as the painting depicts.
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.