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March 2020

Eveneing demo at Cowbridge Art Society

My two-hour demos normally include me painting 2 watercolours.  As a rule, I like to paint a scene very local to the venue.  So a shortlist of photos are presented to the attendees, and a vote is taken on which 2 to paint.  So my visit to Cowbridge Art Society had these 4 photos as the choice:

Cowbridge art society 1

The most popular 2 were the Physic Garden top right and Ogmore Castle bottom left.  So each of the following paintings were done in under an hour, with a bit of commentary from me along the way:

Cowbridge art society 2

Above - Ogmore Castle

Cowbridge art society 3

Above - The Physic Garden (bit of a rush to complete this one!)

Both painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - 'Challenges Ahead'

Bristol savages challenges ahead p

Watercolour, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Weekly sketch night at my art society, the 'Bristol Savages', and the topic for the night was 'Challenges Ahead' (I think) - probably inspired by the virus issues at the moment. 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 came up with an idea, someone with reduced mobility, climbing some steps.  Inspired by a Tuscan scene I have painted a couple of times.  Paint a scene enough times, you sort of remember it. 

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Washing Line, Livorno 2

Washing line Livorno y

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Following on from my fascination with washing lines, this is one from Livorno.  I think the trick with washing lines is make them look as if they are attached to the building, and make sure they go from one window to another and not end up between windows if you see what I mean.  Some dark shadows under the washing helps with the old values!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Fivizzano Shadows, #2

Fivizzano shadows 2 t

Fivizzano, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Another painting of Fivizzano.  It's after midday, the weekly market has ended, and the streets are a little quieter.  Great location for loads of plein air painting and fabulous views down every street.  I went quite loose with this one and made a play of the warm tones of the buildings on the other side of the street.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Scali del Pontino Livorno Italy

Scali del Pontino Livorno Italy

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

One of the many many canals around the older part of Livorno, Italy.  Maybe I should have gone portrait orientation on this one?  Anyway, anything with boats in is my cup of tea.  The boats bottom right were simply done as you can see!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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