The painting that is showing on my Easel, is the one obviously I was doing there, and the other painting is a bigger one of another scene that I painted from a photo. There is Harry and I as usual. It was a great day out with our club at Henley on Thames. Some of our members went on a boat trip instead of painting. On that day Henley on Thames had a Triathlon going on, and there were hundreds of spectators milling around five of us painting. At around 3pm, the heavens opened up. Thats plein air for you eh?
This is at a Village called Brasted in Kent. Harry is painting a church, also standing by a Litch Gate. Me painting my subject which you can see in front of me, and the painting itself. I did another painting but didn`t complete it but will do shortly, I hope.
This painting was done from a photo that I took whilst painting at Chipstead last Wedneday. I painted a very old Footbridge plus another subject but I wasn`t happy with either of them, so I will get back to them later.
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.