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September 2019

Plaza Espana Ronda

Plaza espana ronda

Ronda, Spain, 15" x 11"

From Plaza Espana in Ronda, looking over toward the other side of town over the El Tajo Gorge.  Another painting I videoed but no commentary added as yet.  So I may post one day.  I think this one works with all the connection of the two foreground figures to the middle ground and the background, plus some loose watercolor techniques.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Boat Yard, Camikebir, Kusadasi, Turkey

Boat Yard Camikebir Kusadasi Turkey

Kusadisi, Turkey, 15" x 11"

Quite a complex scene to paint this one.  A busy boatyard with some challenges to get the composition right and so many things going on as regards materials, ropes, objects, different boats and so on.  Anyway, thought the framing left and right helped, maybe the red boat in the middle is a little too large.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Saint-Martin-de-Gurson, France

Saint-Martin-de-Gurson-video

Saint Martin de Gurson, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A pretty village in SW France.  Now I did a video of this one, but no commentary added to it as yet.  Worth publishing?  It did end up being quite blue for some reason.  Maybe I was trying to use up the cobalt.  But it sort of works with a little warmth from the left hand wall.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Demo painting Cornwall - small bay with boats

Demo painting cornwall

Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A demo painting on a workshop from earlier in the year.  Loved this scene from a point of view of the white cottage on the far side of the little bay and all those boats with their repeating patterns.  I struggled to get a figure in though.  Might have been too much.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Yellow Taxi - Alexandria, Egypt

Yelloe taxi alexandria egypt

Alexandria, Egypt,Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A sort of scene revisited.  I had painted this same scene about 4 years ago. I offered it as a choice for a demo painting at a recent workshop, and it was selected for me to paint.  So a bit of deja vu.  This certainly was a looser rendition and the taxi was less bright in this one.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Heritage Buildings - Chania Harbour, Crete

Heritage buildings chania harbour crete

Chania, Crete,Watercolour, 15" x 11"

So a limited palette painting on Chania Harbour and I generally in a scene like this, try to have a dark background to some lighter boats in the foreground and so the row of heritage buildings on the quayside were a perfect backdrop for me.  A frame on the left with a fairly loose rendition of the side of an apartment block or it might have been a hotel right on the waterfront.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Piazza Garibaldi, Livorno, Dark to the Light

Piazza Garibaldi Livorno Italy

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The Piazza Garibaldi (I think I have painted many Garibaldi named streets and squares) in Livorno, and I love painting these scenes where we have a dark foreground and a light background.  For me, it creates a nice atmosphere of you are in a cool place and you are looking towards light and warmth.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Riomaggiore Cinque Terre - Blue Boats in a Row

Riomaggiore blue boats

Riomaggiore, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I could have painted in this place all day.  Just down by these boats, and with the changing sunlight directions, many painting subjects become possible.  And the view down to the sea has a great help for composition with the opposite sides of the buildings.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


France Painting Holiday 2019 - Plein air #14 - Bergerac sketch while waiting for the bus

France painting holiday plein air #14

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11"

The last plein air of my French trip and a real quickie while waiting for the bus.  Maybe I could have gone a bit darker with the background buildings or a bigger range of values?  I don't know.  Anyway I was happy with the result and a little reminder of the visit.

Painted on Saunders. Cold Press, 300 gms

 

 


France Painting Holiday 2019 - Plein air #13 - Bergerac

France painting holiday plein air #13

Bergerac, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Place Pelissière, in Bergerac France.  A quick plein air while my painting friends were lunching, and I almost wet abstract on this one.  A symmetrical view, against the light and some chance to play with shadows and shapes with the cafes and parasols.  Sword brush helped define the foliage on the tree.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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