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December 2018

Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot Funchal 2

Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot Funchal 2

Funchal, Madiera, 15" x 11"

One of the main, wide streets leading down to the sea.  A bit of a contra jour, painting into the light.  I like to rough up pedestrian crossings - they wouldn't look right being too perfect with nice edges and clean white stripes.  So I deliberately paint them in quite quickly - of course following the lines of my initial pencil drawing.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.

 

 


Sitges Palm Trees - How I paint palm trees

Sitges Palm Trees - How I paint Palm Trees

Sitges, Spain, 15" x 11"

My take on painting palm trees - keep it simple.  In fact they can be easier to paint in my opinion compared to broad leaf trees and conifers/pine.  Just a simple stroke to do the fronds with a very soft medium brush, one with a good point and water retention.  Also, try not to make them look too symmetrical!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

This painting is for sale. Please contact Tim Wilmot for details.


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - Past, Present & Future

Bristol savages past present and future

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

Bristol Savages Sketch Night and topic set by the Chairman of the night - "Past, Present & Future". So we have two hours to complete a painting without using any reference material (no search images on your phone!). #watercolour #stcmill #bristolsavages Painted on best #saunderswaterford


Timsbury near Bath

Timsbury near bath

Timsbury, UK, 15" x 11"

A lovely village just South of me where I did a demo to the local Art Group in the summer.  Not sure which street this is.  The locals said 'ooh there's nothing much to paint round here', but I beg to differ.  Just catch the light at the right angle and some shadows across the street and it can hopefully make for a half decent composition.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Values and Shop Window - Bergerac

Values and shop window Bergerac

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11"

I was struggling to find a title for this painting post, but I think Values should be in there somewhere.  I have quite a large range in values on this one and some quirky shadow shapes through this narrow street in Bergerac.  The funny column here with some plants on the top caught my eye as a feature on the street corner.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms.


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - Sunshine Remembered

Bristol savages sunshine remembered

Watercolour 15" x 11"

Wednesday night sketch night at the Bristol Savages. 2 hours to paint a topic given by the chairman of the night without use of any reference material! Topic was "Sunshine Remembered" 

So an Italianesque scene and deep shadows in the foreground and light hitting the distant buildings.  A few figures for interest.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Bend in the road, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bend in the road santa cruz de tenerefe

Tenerife, Spain, 15" x 11"

Although a narrow street with tall buildings either side, I gave prominence to the foreground shadows.  So I made a feature of the brush strokes making up those shadows, leaving a few gaps here and there, but all leading the eye into the middle of the scene.  When you're trying to get in some continuous marks like this, to put some white road markings in later is best done with a small bit of white gouache.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 


Sun Shining on Saltash - River Tamar

Sun shining on saltash river tamar

Saltash, Cornwall, 15" x 11"

An early morning view of Saltash on the Cornish side of the River Tamar with some bright early morning sunshine.  Without shadows now, in this one I have tried to get some good range of values of the darker sea and the light tone of the boats and house reflections.  Quite a bit of negative painting on this one, painting around the buildings and so on.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.