Are you struggling with your watercolour painting? Want to paint in more loose style? Want help on composition or your drawing skills? Want to introduce figures and cars into your landscapes, but afraid to do so? Want to spend a week in lovely Tuscany with fellow watercolour artists?
Then join me for a weeks painting holiday hosted by the Watermill at Posaro where we will produce hopefully some fantastic landscape watercolours and certainly cover all the key watercolour techniques like subject choice, composition, laying down a wash, wet in wet and loads more....
7 October - 14 October 2017
Painting with Tim around different locations at the 'Watermill' Posaro in Tuscany, Italy. There will be lots of demonstrations by Tim and one-to-one tuition. Lots of pretty village scenes to paint and the lovely Tuscany countryside.
Painting Holiday with Tim Wilmot in beautiful Venice
September 26th to October 3rd 2017
Paint with me around different locations in Venice for 6 days! There will be lots of demonstrations by me and one-to-one tuition. It is entirely up to you if you want to jump in and out of painting, or you can take advantage of ‘sightseeing’ at your leisure. We paint away from the busy tourist locations, but everywhere is a painting location in Venice. You are of course welcome to site see as much as you want.
This week is perfect if you want to come with a non-painting partner as there is so much for them to see and do in Venice whilst you are out and about painting and they can join you with a big discount. You are spoilt for choice in this romantic, historic city. All the pleasure, quality tutoring and congenial company you’ve come to expect from Arte Umbria who are organising this holiday, but this time it will be in this beauteous location. Places are limited so early booking is advised.
My second plein air demo on a recent course I was the tutor for at Alda Con Limon (if you're in Spain, check them out for all the regular painting courses they do with guest artists). So if you saw my previous demo, this is almost turning around 180 degrees, walking down the street 50 metres and another view to be had. The corner of the square here has a busy cafe - so a challenge to depict all those tables and chairs and their legs - solution, just go loose.
The lovely Plaza de las Comendadoras in Madrid, a demonstration plein air painting on my recent short painting course hosted by Alda Con Limon. This was a morning painting, not too bright, so I had to imagine the shadows some what. There were so many painting subjects just in this square. You could have turned 360 degrees and found something to paint at every angle. Also I was thinking about the time of day, not only the different subjects but the angle of the sun. The above composition might have been quite nice with a diagonal shadow across the facade of the main building. This painting is sold.
A practice sketch for a scene I have done a couple of times before and a demo preparation. The tones of the buildings are possible slightly more vibrant and warmer than reality, but I think it needs it and helps that Mediterranean feel. Handy to have the dark background and then slap some light figures in front of it to captitalise on the contrasts. Plenty of neutral tint used in the shadows to get those deep darks.