As a retired Accountant how does your arty day start?
After breakfast, Bonnie, our Cocker, demands a shortish walk.
When is your most productive period through the day and do you paint everyday?
I paint when the mood takes me! I paint indoors mainly although I do have a studio area for painting, but it is pretty cold, so sometimes I take over our conservatory.
How do you start a painting? Is it from a photo or imagination.
Once I have an idea, I usually do small rough sketches to try to get the composition OK. When ready, I just start painting, modifying as I go along. I usually use acrylics, but sometimes oil paints, the quick drying variety.
And finally do you have any tips for new artists young or old? Yes, go to some workshops, even if you think you know it all. You don't.
Thanks Charlie for the interview, I'm now off to have a wander around the gallery and be inspired.
If you wish to learn more about Charlie please visit his Showcase page here.