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March 2019

Bristol Savages Annual Exhibition - Entry #2 - La Venezia Nuovo Livorno #2

La Venezia Nuova Livorno #2

It's coming! The Annual Exhibition at the Bristol Savages. Loads of paintings from local artists around my local city of Bristol and who are members of the art group. The exhibition is on 26th April to 11th May, and entry is free. The exhibition is at the Red Lodge, Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ and entry is free.

So my entry number one is a few boats in the New Venice area of Livorno. Lovely part of this vibrant city in Italy.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms paper.


Bristol Savages Annual Exhibition - Entry #1 - La Venezia Nuovo Livorno #1

La Venezia Nuova Livorno #1

It's coming!  The Annual Exhibition at the Bristol Savages.  Loads of paintings from local artists around my local city of Bristol and who are members of the art group.  The exhibition is on 26th April to 11th May, and entry is free.  The exhibition is at the Red Lodge, Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ and entry is free. 

So my entry number one is a few boats in the New Venice area of Livorno.  Lovely part of this vibrant city in Italy.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms paper.

 


Chipping Sodbury, Beaufort Inn 2

Chipping sodbury beaufort inn 2

Chipping Sodbury, UK, Watercolour 15" x 11"

I keep saying I won't paint my local town again.  It's a pretty market town with a very wide street, but many scenes are not suitable for paintings in my opinion.  So take this scene.  We are looking at a row of old buildings, shops and a pub.  We are facing due South,  The direction of the sun does not give ideal shadows, especially in the Winter months.  Ah well, I painted it again to try and prove myself wrong.  The other claim to fame is that Chipping Sodbury ha sone of the widest high streets in the UK (well they used to hold agricultural markets here).

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 

 


Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, Italy, 15" x 11"

The beautiful village of Riomaggiore on the Spezia coast of Italy.  A popular village to visit in the Cinque Terre region of the coast here.  Riomaggiore is a narrow village in a valley leading down to the sea, ending in a slipway and small sheltered harbour.  Boats in the square above the slipway are covered in distinctive blue and white striped tarps (well some blue ones as well).  Just an ideal watercolour subject with the range of values, nice shadows (when the sun comes out) and easy composition with the left and right-hand side buildings and the little'square' in the middle.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 


View up to the port area in Livorno, Italy

Livorno commercial port area

Livorno, Italy, 15" x 11"

A view up to the port area of Livorno in Italy.  I went quite loose on this one as regards the shapes of the boats in the marina, the shadows, and details like windows.  To be honest, I find it a very relaxing way of painting and great fun, rather than going for ultra detail.  

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - Irish Life

Bristol savages irish life

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Weekly sketch night at my art society, the 'Bristol Savages', and the topic for the night was 'Irish Life'. So we have 2 hours to produce a painting based on that topic without the use of any reference material (so no cheating looking up on the web).  I must admit, I had difficulty coming up with an idea, but in the end, went with an imaginary village scene and I superimposed the Irish Flag on top (Green, white, orange).  I think it worked.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

 


Place Rene Princeteau in Libourne, a bright square in this town in South West France

Place Rene Princeteau Libourne France

Libourne, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A 'round' square if I can call it that, in central Libourne in South West France.  So a few of the buildings here are curved, so introduces a few challenges when trying to get their shape looking correct.  I went with a loose approach and introduced a shadow in the foreground and a few figures in the shade.  Cars very loosely painted also, using quite a bit of wet in wet technique.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting #libourne

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


Bristol Savages Thursday Night painting - Saltash

Bristol savages with a twist saltash

Great evening at the Bristol Savages Thursday night 'Savages with a twist'. Jazz band, magic, comedy and more. Plus, I managed to get a painting in - Saltash at low tide, 22" x 15" painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press.  Nice to paint while being accompanied by live music!

#bristolsavages #watercolorpainting #watercolourdemonstration #saltash #rivertamar #stcmill #bristolartist


Bridge - Livorno, Italy and some reflections

Bridge livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The busy port town/city of Livorno in Italy, and a bridge over one of the wide canals circling the older area.  Here I have gone landscape orientation to capture the bridge, the arch and the reflection of the tall building on the other side of the canal.  I also went with a strong blue for the sky, to contrast with the warmth of the building.  Careful not to do too much detail on the boats in the foreground!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Libourne, France

Place des Martyrs de la Resistance  Libourne

Libourne, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, outside the main Railway station.  Just an ordinary scene really, looking almost into the scene and a useful pedestrian crossing to help lead the eye into the composition.  The buildings in the area have a lovely feel of minor decay which I try to portray with a bit of splattering and different colours in the walls.  Quite a busy spot as there's a little cafe opposite, just before you get to the Station.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #libourne #pleinairpainting

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