Did this painting this morning. My friend Harry and I decided to paint locally. We both did the same subject, his was in Watercolour and mine as usual was Oils. It was a brilliant couple of hours. Nice and warm, we were in the shade as you will notice with the photograph that I took of Harry. I should have used my flash on him. never mind eh?
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.