Harry and I braved the Cold and the wind and went plein air Thursday morning. I did an Oil sketch and Harry did a Pencil sketch. Isn`t that a lovely pencil Sketch of Harry`s? I do love the way he sketches. Mind you, he was a bit more sensible than me, he virtually had a tree shielding him from the wind, I didn`t.
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.