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.
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.