I did this painting this morning Ala prima. I applied thick paint over lean for which you have`to do with wet on wet paint. About one hour. Not that I rush the painting to get it done, I can`t work any slower.
These Boats are called Narrow or Canal Boats. They are probably called narrow boats because they negotiate very narrow waterways such as places like the norfolk broads for one. Peop;e hire them for their holidays
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.