Margaret, John and Bill at Rye. 9x12 oils on board.
Margaret, John and Bill was painted from a photo that I took whilst having a rainy day out painting at Rye. This is the day that I dislocated my shoulder, silly me eh? That is my pochade at the bottom in the right hand corner. When I was painting, I had an umbrella for shelter. The rest of the mob had that tree for shelter. This scene is showing a break in the weather.
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.