Previous month:
January 2020
Next month:
March 2020

February 2020

Reflections Arrecife

Video candidate - arrecife

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A possible candidate for a YouTube video where I loved the reflections in the scene and the glassy appearance of the surface of the water.  This is a small sheltered, tidal lake in the middle of the main town/city on the island.  Tricky having to deal with the background buildings - they are painted white but not 'white' in appearance.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Timber walkway - Livorno

Timber quayside livorno t

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

There's a network of canals running through the city and along most of them, especially where small boats are moored up, you have these access walkways below the main street level and of course now and again some steps to get down to them.  I though this was an interesting composition - a turn in the walkway and the city in the background as a backdrop.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Road to Fivizzano - experimenting with blooms

Road to fivizzano

Fivizzano, Italy, 15" x 11"

Experimenting with blooms here as a technique for background hills.  Blooms will also occur if you drip wet paint or clean water into a semi-moist area of paint.  You can avoid making "blooms" or "cauliflowers" marks by being patient and not trying to add more paint into an area that is still not dried yet.  I was encouraging them here.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


Fivizzano Shadows - Poss Plein Air for October?

Fivizzano shadows y

Fivizzano, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I will be tutor again at the Watermill in Posara in October and during my week we visit the local town of Fivizzano, just up the road from the Mill.  Great place for plein air painting, weather permitting.  Loads of little back streets to explore like this one.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Fishing Boats return, Quartiera, Portugal

Fishing boats return quartiera T

Quartiera, Portugal, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Fishing boats returning to port.  A little bit of a made up scene and some imagination on the right hand side with all of the moored up fishing boats.  Went with a bit of a dramatic sky with a sort of zig-zag use of a large mop brush rather than a tidy graded wash.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Tewkesbury Art Club - Demo painting #2

Tewkesbury art club demo 2

Tewkesbury, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A demo painting from last year, done in under an hour.  This is the corner of the street, down by the mill and with all this rain and flooding we're having in the UK, I hope these houses and occupants are keeping safe.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Demo #2 to Frome Art Club - Chania Harbour

Frome art club demo 2

Chania, Greece, 15" x 11"

The second demo painting to Frome Art Club and a demo of reflections and boats and values.  I normally do 2 demo paintings over a two-hour slot with a painting club (use my hairdryer to speed things up).   This is Chania Harbour in Crete.  Painted almost vertically because with a large audience behind you, you need people to see what you're doing.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 


Steps Monte Del Bianchi

Steps Monte del Bianchi T

Monte del Bianchi, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Anyone who has been on the Watermill Painting Holidays will walk pass these steps on a Friday excursion to the peaceful village of Monte del Biacnchi high up in the hills.  I quite fancied painting this one because of the angular shadows and the high contrast - bright walls and some deep dark shade.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting

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


Malaga Cathedral - Dry brush strokes

Malaga cathedral

Malaga Cathedral, Malaga, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Cathedral is on the left.  Quite a few dry brush strokes on this one, made easier by using slightly rough paper and not too much water on the brush.  You only get one shot at some of these key strokes down the left-hand side with the lines of perspective.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

#watercolour #StcMill #watercolorpainting