This is another scene at farnborough. I`s on the path to the church. You can see a bit of the church in the background. The actual scene is more tempting than the painting seems. I think no Artist could resist painting it.
A friend of mine sent me a photo of this subject and asked if I would like to paint it. he wanted to see my interpritation of it. He hasn`t completed his yet, so when he does, I`m sure it will show mine up. By the way this scene is in the Cotswolds.
I did this painting plein air yesterday. It was a terrific experience, not only doing the painting but because tons of people kept coming up to us and asking all sorts of questions, you know, the usual ones such as, How long have you been painting? I wish I could paint. Do you belong to a club, and the best one was, isn`t it lovely. We all want those remarks don`t we? I will try to post some photos of some of the people. They were mostly Ramblers.
I found an old black and white photograph of this subject, and decided to throw caution to the wind and go mad with colour. This is the result. I titled it "Light against Dark" because that is the basics of a painting. If nothing else, this is what I aim for in a painting.
I went to an exhibition at the Mall Galleries the other day. And As I was coming onto the platform at charing cross Station, The train was just about to come in, and I couldn`t resist taking a Photo of this person just starting to move towards the train.
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.