I`ve been painting this subject on and off for a week. I`ve had an Electrician doing some work in my studio for that period. I managed to do about 15min` each evening, and it wasn`t comfortable at all. Plus I had`to keep blowing the dust off of it as well. I`m not complaining, just moaning.
Another one from Heybridge basin. Painted last year. This is another brilliant venue to paint at. Mind you there usually are a lot of people about so you will get disturbed. I have noticed that the public that are interested in looking to see what you are painting, don`t normally stay too long.
I painted this one at Heybridge Basin last year. It`s a great venue with lots of subjects to choose from. I went there with our club members on a lovely Summers day. my friend and I had cream teas. I didn`t mention it to my Wife.
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.