I don`t know whether you would call this painting a Plein air painting, but I did it from our Bedroom window. The house is just over the road, and it belongs to friends of ours.
Painting it from our bedroom was suggested by Haidee-Jo-Summers, a great Artist.
friends of ours go away to Lanzarote for Christmas each year. And this last Christmas they brought back a little Present for us. Salt and pepper pot. Rosemary put it on a little shelf in our Kitchen, and I couldn`t resist painting it. So I took it down to my studio, and here it is. It`s the colours that really atracted me.
Snow Scene from a photograph. I can`t for the life of me complete a painting at Plein Air. I always (except on two occashions) have`to complete it in my studio. I would have loved to have painted this on site. But I am too chicken to stand the cold.
Another Thames Barge. I think Mariano will like this one, simply because it`s a seascape.
These ships once apon a time plyed the World with cargo from the Thames Estuary. Beautiful boats. There are still a few left owned by private people. You can join up to be a member of one of these and also take holidays on them, as long as you are prepared to do your share of work aboard.
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.