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Laycock Art Society - Demo Feb 2020

Laycock art group demo feb 2020

Laycock, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

One of the last workshops I ran before lockdown in the UK.  So over 2 hours we painted a local Lacock scene - this is the top of the village, with about 50 attendees.  An exercise in using imagination to help composition with figures and cars into a blank street scene.  Plus a good exercise in perspective and values in watercolour.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Church of St Catherine, Livorno, Italy

Church of St Catherine Livorno Italy

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Perhaps a slightly unusual view of the Baroque Church from across the other side of the harbour.  It's quite difficult to paint a whole group of white boats.  Really I just think of the shape as a whole, and looking for geometric patterns for shadows.  Seems to work and keeps it loose.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Slipway and Boatyard, Olhao, Portugal

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Olhao, Portugal. Watercolour, 15" x 11"

At one end of Olhao is this lovely boatyard and slipway.  The building at the back has the 'fisherman's' restaurant in it - not sure if it's still open...  Nice and peaceful spot to paint.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Canal Corner, Livorno

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Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A corner in the canal in the New Venice area of Livorno - a network of inland canals a bit like Venice but much wider.  It really helps having a soft mop brush for the delicate strokes to take advantage of the rough paper surface and letting the paper sparkle through.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Old Vineyard Monte dei Bianchi

Old Vineyard Monte dei Bianchi

Tuscany, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Old Vineyard at Monte dei Bianchi.  A hot autumn day and the afternoon sun casting its rays across the vine - maybe the grapes have just been harvested.   An old vineyard with some old posts at quirky angles can make for an interesting composition.

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, Livrono, Italy

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Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Around the new Venice area of Livorno and the 'Scali del Pontino'.  Lovely stretch of water with boats moored up in every square inch of space along the canal walls.  Lovely umbrella pine trees give it a real Italian feel.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Steps down to the canal, Livorno

Steps down to the canal livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I thought this made a nice composition - with the steps coming down at that angle and then the canal going up, under the bridge.  Another 3-colour painting done with my lightweight travel palette - a modified Frank Herring plastic palette.  They do different designs.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Flat brush and 3-colour palette painting

Flat brush and 3 colours

River Tamar, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

...Well 4 colours if I can include neutral tint as another colour.  So a flat brush used for most of this painting and pre-wet the paper to get the soft glow of the morning light in the sky and water.  Colours were ultramarine blue, lemon yellow and a winsor red.....plus neutral tint.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Morning Fishing Trip

Morning Fishing Trip

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Actually an entry for my art club's annual exhibition, which of course because pf COVID has had to be cancelled.  Anyway, a slightly imaginary scene and a small fishing craft leaving harbour or perhaps returning... I don't know.  Had a little bit of fun playing around with wet in wet technique, then letting everything dry before going in with harder edges.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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