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.
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.