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?
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.