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November 2019

Livorno Port Fishing Boats

Livorno port fishing boats

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I think it's good to have a bit of foreground in a harbour scene where there might be distant boats and a horizontal shape to the background.  And then get the foreground in at a slight angle, plus a few smaller boats, painted loosely.  I think I did a video of me painting this one...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press

 

 


Rue Louis Pasteur St Foy la Grande, France

Rue Louis Pasteur St Foy La Grande

St Foy la Grande, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Something summery for a late autumn posting and a bit of warm and cool here on the Rue Louis Pasteur in the market town of St Foy la Grande.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Rue de la Republique - St Foy la Grande

Rue de la republique st foy la grande

St Foy la Grande, France, 15" x 11"

For some reason, a street scene without people!  Not usual for me.  I suspect my reference photo was taken after the Saturday Market, mid afternnon in summer and devoid of anyone.  Makes a change.  If I had to include a figure, I probably would have sneaked one in one the right hand side, joining the middle ground to the background.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 

 


Iron Acton - Bright windscreens

Iron acton bright windscreen

Iron Acton, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The pretty village of Iron Acton, close to where I live.  Quite a simple scene and I made a focus of the windscreen.  Nice and bright against a dark background and a slight curve of reflection of the building to make it a little more interesting.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Market Kiosk - Livorno

Market kiosk livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I set myself a little challenge with this one - how to paint a group of scooters and bikes on the bottom right corner.  Well two things - keep it simple and just think of the overall shape of the objects combined, and then with the painting I used a little white gouache (greyed down a bit) for the windsheilds which I think looked quite effective.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Place Jean Jaures, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande France

Place Jean Jaures Sainte-Foy-la-Grande France

St Foy la Grande, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Place Jean Jaures, painted here just after the Saturday market has ended.  So fewer people and an easier scene to paint.  Here and not so often for me, I paint with the sun behind me, so casting some tricky shadows across the scene and a little more difficult to get figures looking right.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Monte del Bianchi Plein Air

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 Last day on my recent trip and we're up in the mountain village of Monte del Bianchi.  Every year I'm there, we seem to always get glorious weather and lovely bright sunshine.  My plein air was from the 'end' of the village.  The monastry/church is behind me (you can just make out the shadow of the cross from it) and we're looking up the village.  There's only one narrow street.  Very peaceful spot and great views of the valleys around.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

This painting is sold.

 


White Buildings - Puerto del Carmen

White buildings puerto del carmen spain

Puerto del Carmen, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

My current painting project for my Patreon club members this month is how to paint buildings that are white.  So I shared this one of Puerto del Carmen, where nearly all the buildings are white.  But you get a sunny day, and suddenly the values appear.  Dull day?  Give up painting in watercolour in my opinion.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Bergerac No Entry

Bergerac no entry

Bergerac, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

One of the old streets in Bergerac, SW France.  A favourite spot for me to paint.  So many painting opportunities, especially on a sunny day where you can get some interesting shadows being cast over the scene.  I went quite dark and cool on this one for the shadows to give maximum contrast with the warmth above.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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