Cottages at Otford. The club and I went over to a Village called Otford. A Beautiful place. We all started to paint almost the same subject, these Cottages. After about an hour it was getting a bit cold so we all went to have a nice cup of tea or coffee. After that we all went to different subjects. I did a bit of sketching, others did some more painting. After Lunch in the same place, we all parted company. When I say our club, I mean six of us.
After about three Hours and some great discussion in the coffee shop, we all parted company. I as usual completed this subject at Home.
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.