This is the third time I have painted Willy Lotts Cottage, I love the subject. Also I think it is the best yet of this subject. As I have said before, Willy Lott was a friend Of John Constable. He also was an Artist, and it is said that he gave Constable lessons and encouraged him.Good old Willy eh? This cottage is on Constables Fathers Mill land. Obviousely not now because it belongs the the National Trust. Beautiful area with lovely trees in abundent.
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.