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April 2020

Yellow Taxis, Athens

Yellow taxis athens

Athens, Greece, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I went for a bright yellow on this one - I think cadmium yellow.  So underlying wash was that yellow in most of the road area, then applied thicker for the taxis.  After that first wash was completely dry, I paint the darks and shadows.  Left completely loose on the left had side, and add in a few figures for interest.

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 - Newquay Harbour Low Tide

Demo painting newquay harbour low tide p

Newquay, Cornwall UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A recent demo painting done to a local art group and a slightly made up scene with the background being the cliffs behind the harbour and on the ridge a few houses.  Coming down into the middle ground there's the lifeboat station and then the beach of the harbour. A contra jour with emphasis on the strands of seaweed across the beach.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


St Foy Market Day

St foy market day

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

Market day is very busy in St Foy, South West France.  So busy that I concentrated on just a single trader!  Much easier.  A contra jour approach.  Bunting is a great way of adding interest higher up a street scene and a bit of contrast - light against dark.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - 'Friends across the seas'

Bristol savages sketch night  Friends Across the Seas by Tim Wilmot

Weekly sketch night at my art society, the 'Bristol Savages', and the topic for the night was friends across the seas. So we have normally 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). Owning to the current social distancing restrictions, this of course was a virtual meeting.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms


Kiosk, street corner, Livorno

Kiosk livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Kiosks are really convenient objects to include in a street scene.  A chance to have a little bit of contrast with the roof against the background - light against dark or vice versa, a chance to include some customers/figures.  This was a demo painting at a recent evening at my art club.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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