I did this painting Plein Air this morning at around 9am. I had virtually finished it when a chap with his dog came up and said, could I have a look, naturally I said yes. that was it. no more painting. He told me his life story and I told him some of mine. All I had`to do to complete it was place that little sign in that dark area, so I did it at home. I did enjoy the chat though. The Photo is my kit packed and ready to leave.
These are a couple of sketches I did on our trip to a place called, `The Strand on the Green` with our Club Members. I hope to do some paintings from them. I will also post some photos of some of our club members and myself this evening.
I fancied doing this painting mainly because of the dark Trees. That 4x4 ( I think it is a 4x4)is coming up a hill from around the bend. I have added a new colour to my palette now, sap green, and I love it. I haven`t used this colour before but I`m looking forward to really trying it out this coming Sunday Plein air.
This is a painting that was done through my Tutor Andy Walker. This is his website Address--www.learntodo.co.uk. It is a brilliant site for learning for beginners, and even for none beginners and professionals. Visit his site it will be worth it for you. I did this mainly from a photo he supplied and instructions but put in my own way of painting as well.
I just love painting figures. This one-- The Train leaving Plat` was painted in-between doing my course. I had`to have a break from the way my tutor doese things.Brilliant Artist and Tuter that he is. I wanted to do my own thing, but I am learning how to mix different colours and enjoying the lessons.
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.