This is a plein Air painting at Keston ponds. It`s amazing really what you can find for a subject if you walk a few more yards. We have painted around this area several times. When you have done a painting, you think of going somewhere else next time. But go back there and walk a few yards from the last place you painted, and bingo.
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.