Another keston lakes painting. Painted from a Sketch that i did on site. Also Harry and I. While we were paintinmg, a young chap came out of the woods pushing a Barrow. he then loaded some stuff into a large van.
He had no Shoese or socks on, and wearing shorts. I looked round and he was looking at my painting, so i said hello, he said Hi!, and that he loved my painting. I thought what a lovely young chap he was. also I admired him
for wearing what ever he wanted to wear, and not bothered about what other people thought.
Along the Stour runs through Golding Constable`s ( Golding is john constable`s father)Mill, and runs past Willy lotts cottage. I think I have mentioned him before :0. I have driven all around that area in my job as a motor mechanic years ago.
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.