I did this painting plein air yesterday. It was a terrific experience, not only doing the painting but because tons of people kept coming up to us and asking all sorts of questions, you know, the usual ones such as, How long have you been painting? I wish I could paint. Do you belong to a club, and the best one was, isn`t it lovely. We all want those remarks don`t we? I will try to post some photos of some of the people. They were mostly Ramblers.
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.