Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Paul Dodd from the UK

 

Paul's art works are done using  Watercolour and Acrylics

To see more of Paul's work; please visit his Gallery;- 

http://theartcolony.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenN...

Bio

My journey into art started two years ago when I came across some craft bits and pieces while clearing out my mothers house.
The next day I went to poundland a shop known for its quality art materials where I got a set of 12 oil paints, 12 watercolour paints , 12 acrylic paints and 15 paint brushes for £4, out of the three I choose the acrylics. The last art class I had was at age 13 at school over 40 years ago where I spent all the time doing pottery so YouTube was where I went for help. 
After a couple of months of following videos I made my first posted on TAC and it's thanks to the advice , encouragement and friendship that members have given me that I've grown in confidence I normally say I paint when asked what I do this has lead to the offer of a number of house painting jobs and I've been ask how much I charge to paint a room a few times as well , although I'd have loved the chance of painting a whole room my style I had to tell them I can't paint using only one colour.
I've tried out most media but feel happier with acrylics paints more recently I've spent a lot of time on watercolours and feel more comfortable with them. I carry pencils and a pad with me all the time now so do lots of quick little on the spot sketches while out and about.
Most of the time I don't know what I'm going to paint until the painting is well on the way , I paint mainly from imagination but will paint something seen while out and about or using an image from one my large collection of photos or just something seen on tv . I have though of trying lessons but most local classes are run by devotees of Bob Ross and I can watch the man himself on video rather than taking his lesson second hand so for the time Being I'll do my own thing with the occasional look at you tube when I need to know something new. .

Paul's Showcase

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Thanks Mary most of my ideas come from places very local to where i live I go out for a coffee  and often do quick sketchs ,  I live a short drive from the Thames estuary but until a short time ago there was just mud  and then they dredge millions of ton of sand out of the shipping channel channel​ and built one at Southend. A lot of the beach ideas come from family holidays from all around the English a Welsh coast . I hope i can continue doing things you enjoy

WHOA!!!!.....CONGRATS are in order my man....nice to see you and your art in the featured spotlight....enjoyed your brief bio and of course your wonderful art gallery....oh and the stories that go with some of them....you rock!!!!

Thanks Nelson. your support and encouragement has been a big help. I'm just winging it most of the time by trying things and hoping they work out. I keep trying to get back to acrylic painting on paper but most of the papers I use end up looking like a used tea bags. I might have to go onto canvas boards until I find a good paper after I've uses up my remaining canvases up. I hope you're having some success in getting back on track with your work

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