Cowl`s at yalding are at the top of this building. They let the heat from the drying of Hops out through them. We went over to a place called Yalding some weeks ago to do some plein air painting. After doing our paintings we had a walk round to see if their were any other subjects of interest. We saw this House which at one time was a Kiln. It dryed hops, and the heat of the drying escaped through the Cowl`s at the top of the building.
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.