I just had to draw this character. At one time I had several figurines of this chap, and I loved them. All broken now. When I came across Pink Panther, I couldn`t resist drawing him.
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Yes, Willy Lotts Cottage again. I can`t stop painting this subject, I love it.
As mentioned before, That tiny window nearest to the water, is the bedroom that I stayed in on a Painting Holiday at Flatford Mill some years ago. I went back there again on a
Photographic course. That was brilliant also. I hope nobody has got fed up with seeing this subject yet.
This painting was done from a Photograph that my Blogger friend Ralph Parker gave me prmission to use. The light and shade with the dappled light showing through really got me excited, and when I saw it on his posting, I had`to paint it, and he kindly gave me permission to use his Photograph, It`s obviously different to the photo, I`m no detailed painter, but prefer to paint it this way.
I went with our Club to a place called Foots Cray Meadows. Every member seemed to be painting This lovely Bridge called Five Arches. Although in my painting you can only g
just see three Arches. But this is the angle that I wanted to paint it. I didn`t completely paint it there, I completed it In my studio. Yes Harry was there also.
We went upto Norwich last Weekend to see our Son and our daughter in law. We had a great time. they drove us around the town and the countryside. I spotted this subject on the way back, and then my son and I went for a walk and I took a photo of this scene for a painting. The Road really attrected my eye, it was very light as I have depicted.
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Here are some photos of our trip to Ide Hill. Harry and i did a watercolour sketch of a pub. The others did a painting of a brilliant subject, ( we didn`t know about this subject until afterwards). harry and i will be going back to paint this subject hopefully soon.
This Lock keepers cottage is at flatford Mill. It was Originally Golding Gonstable`s
Mill, John Comstables Father. It was built long after Constable`s time. It`s a fantastic spot to paint. I have been there a few times When I lived in Colchester, and since then also. I use`to call there when I was a Mechanic on breakdowns. I loved this part of the Country, and still do.
This subject was about 50yards away from where we were painting at Chipstead Wednesday before last. Apart from the figure I painted it from a photo that I took on the day. I added the figure because I thought it really needed it. Is the figure going to make a phone call? He has been taking photo`s because he has a camera in his hand.
I painted this at a Village called Chipstead. I added the figure in my studio. It was a ghreat day.As Harry and I were about to cross over a footbridge, Three teachers were crossing with roughly 12 Children, you can see the backs of half of them, the others were further up trying to get past that car, it was a very narrow road, more like a path. Anyway, we managed to cross over the footbridge, two of them actually. we sorted out a subject each and when I had completed about half of the painting, the teachers and the children came back. It was amazing really. They all gathered around and they were looking at Harry`s drawing and my painting, looking so innocent and lovely, they all looked around the age of 3to4 yrs old. I asked the teachers if i could take a photo of them all, but she said that they were not allowed for that to happen. So I said could I take it from behind them, and she said I won`t see you take it will I? So that was it.
A painting of Pink Roses. They are in our garden and they look brilliant, the real ones that is. I painted them this morning, and really enjoyed painting them. I was having difficulty mixing for the Pink, I wasn`t satisfied, so I asked my wife Rosemary, and she said try Red and white, I said I don`t think so, it should be red and yellow. i tried Red and white and bingo. perhaps I should get her to mix my colours eh?
Greenwich Church.I did this painting years ago. I did a sketch of it and a photograph. I always try to do the painting from the sketch, but never succeed. I have`to refer to the photograph. I might have a go at doing it again from this painting. I haven`t got the photo anymore.
P.S. Mind you I had`to paint the Chiddingstone Oast`s fron a pencil sketch.
Oast`s at Chiddingstone was created from a pencil sketch that I did years ago. I changed it a lot to the sketch. I have added a couple of figures. The Lady is taking a photo of the oast`s, and her Husband is looking on.
this portrait is of fluffy. it was My Son Vic and ali`s loving Cat. She passed away a couple of weeks ago. She was very muched loved. They got her from a home about six years ago.
She had a loving Life for that period of time. My Son asked me to do this portrait of her, and I jumped at the chance.
The first painting was done from the second painting. The second painting is the sketch that I did at Hall place. Plus Harry and I. Whilst I was painting the sketch,
I heard a noise behind me and discovered a Photographer taking photos of me. Lets hope he was something to do with News papers, wishful thinking.
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.