This subject was about 50yards away from where we were painting at Chipstead Wednesday before last. Apart from the figure I painted it from a photo that I took on the day. I added the figure because I thought it really needed it. Is the figure going to make a phone call? He has been taking photo`s because he has a camera in his hand.
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.