>br< This painting is a second go of the one that I painted Plein air at Eynsford. I must admit that when I saw my friends painting, not so much the painting but his composition, That made me want to paint it again roughly in his composition. I`m glad that I did because it has taught me that you don`t have`to copy the subject the way you see it. you can move that tree to there, and that shed to there, and so on. Although I have always known this, I still painted what and how I have seen the subject, but no more.
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.