I painted this Tractor from a photograph that I took after completing the Windmill
at West Kingsdown. As we were on our way out of the field, the Farmer had just hitched
this contraption to the back of the Tractor and was doing something to the back of it, I couldn`t resist the opportunity to paint it.
No Fish in there was painted right at the foot of the bridge. We were standing ( Note the standing bit Michael) on a small area where four local residents pay £30 a year to park their cars there. We were praying that none of them wanted to park there. One of them came out and chatted to us for around 15min, I couldn`t get on with my painting.
I meant to post some photos with this, but I will upload them after.
This painting was done from a photograph of mine. I have altered it drastically to what the photo shows to suit what I thought was a better composition. For instance, There isn`t a figure in the photo and the sky isn`t as stormy as I have depicted. Also, several other little changes.
This is a plein Air painting at Keston ponds. It`s amazing really what you can find for a subject if you walk a few more yards. We have painted around this area several times. When you have done a painting, you think of going somewhere else next time. But go back there and walk a few yards from the last place you painted, and bingo.
I did this painting last wednesday morning. My friend and I went to a local subject near by. He did a painting looking the other way to me. I settled for this Church. I wasn`t too sure whether to post it or not. But a dear blogger friend of mine liked it, and convinced me to post it as it is. I usually complete my plein air paintings at home. Also a close friend called in to see us and she liked it also. So here it is.
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.