I did this one a few weeks ago at keston lakes. This is the second one I did whilst there. I wasn`t going to post it because I wasn`t too sure whether it was good enough to post, then I thought, why not, so here it is, like it or not.
This painting was painted from Norman Park. The two photos are my friend Harry and I. I`m in the dark coat. There is a little story to this painting. A young lady came up and asked if she could look, naturally we said yes. She said that her family was into Arts, and she related what they did, then she said my Dads name is Harry, and told us that she was expecting a baby ( We could see that ) and that if it is a Boy, she will call it Harry. And I said, for his second name why don`t you call him Victor, she said yes I will. Now wasn`t that lovely of her. She was a really lovely young lady as well. She even said she liked our paintings, that made our day.
A friend and I went to a place called keston Lakes last Thursday, and we both did two paintings each. The second one is of this subject. It was a great couple of hours there. we both enjoyed it very much. Plenty of people coming and going. No bad comments only good ones.
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.