I went over to a place called St Pauls Cray last Wednesday, and started this painting of what they call, Cray Riverway. You could not see much of the river but just a little of it. I shale be going back there again because there are plenty of subjects.
I went out Plein Air yesterday to a place called Leaves Green. there were ten of us.
I did this white House. It was a beautiful Day for about half an hour, then the clouds came, it didn`t rain thank god.
This painting of a village shop was started plein air but largely finished in my studio.
I was only going to paint Harry in it but the chap on the left stood still so that I could take the photo. that is why he is like a statue in the painting. As all old village buildings look as if they are falling down and this one is no exception. Chiddingstone.
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.