3 boats on the slipway, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
Quarteira Car Park 2, Portugal


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John Cowburn

Hi Tim

What I find difficult, which seems effortless to you, is the initial sketching, in particular increasing the size of objects (boats, houses etc) for a larger painting and making them all in scale with each other. I really think that getting the initial drawing right, is one the important keys to the painting not looking amateurish! Are you one of those with natural drawing skills or has it taken years of practice?


Pite Tin

One of the best lessons
to learn how much focal point is important to be a good painting.

Tim Wilmot

I do practice drawing quite a lot. I did 'A' level art which required drawing old buildings from memory, so one way to learn. Drawing is maybe half of the effort of the painting.

Tim Wilmot

Thanks Pite ! I agree


Most enjoyable demonstration. I am a pencil/ink drawer and I am now moving on to watercolour because of your ability to show the thinking behind your method has given me the incentive to go that step further. Thankyou and keep up the good work.

Tim Wilmot

Good luck Mal and thank you

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