|When did you begin to paint?
||In 1978, because I wanted a small oil to match the one my father has painted for my boat.
|Did you have painting courses?
||No, I learnt by myself, little by little, painting old sailing boats for fun
|When the hobby turned professional?
||In 1996, when I began to paint underwater subjects
|How many hours do you paint per day?
||Zero to six hours. Average 4 hours
|How many paintings do you make in a year?
||Around 60 few years ago. Now it is closer to 30, for I paint bigger paintings with more details
|How long does it take to do a painting?
||Between 10 to 100 hours depending size and details. Average 30 hours maybe.
The whole process takes one to three months, to allow different lays to dry.
|Do you paint from photos you shoot when diving?
||Years ago, I took UW digital pictures to remember some views which could do a nice painting.
I use plenty documentation for the details of fish and corals.