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July 2020

Washing Day Vernazza

Washing day vernazza

Vernazza, Italy, 15" x 11"

Hope to see you Vernazza in October (I'm a tutor on a weeks painting workshop in the area)!  Washing hanging out to dry across tall buildings really gives an opportunity to sneak in some lovely shadows and contrasts (white bed sheets are best!).  A lovely location to paint.  Visitor numbers might be a bit lower this year assuming no big cruise ships visiting the area.


Piazza Luigi Orlando, Livorno, Italy

Piazza Luigi Orlando Livorno Italy

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A street corner near the port area in Livorno, Italy.  I think this is almost an 'H' format composition - left hand buildings forming a border that side, shadows across the middle, then street signs up the right.  Works for me.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Online Workshop Painting - July

Tim wilmot painting july workshop

My effort from my last online workshop I ran in July.  Featuring a volcano, a low cloud, some fields and a couple of groups of houses.  An exercise in composition, and different edges in watercolour - with a hard edge for example at the top of the cloud and a soft edge at the bottom of the cloud and the transition to the shadow of the cloud on the hill.

You can still take part:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/july-2020-watercolor


Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes, North Yorkshire, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A composition I have done before...but I just changed the direction of the boat.  For me, this sort of scene has everything.  A light value background kept really simple.  Then some middle ground interest with shadows to give form and depth.  And top it off with some reflections.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Livorno Contrasts - Light on dark

Livorno contrasts

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Working on contrasts - so I played on the white vehicles in the centre up against a darker background.  It can't be just about that going on in the middle.  I needed some vertical interest, so on the right I included the pavement, building and some figures melting into the shadows.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


St Emilion Yellow Parasols

St emilion yellow parasols p

St Emilion, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

This is the bottom of the town as I call it.  On the right is a pizza restaurant bedecked in yellow and yellow parasols.  A contra jour shot looking down to the end of the town.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Late afternoon shadows Livorno

Late afternoon shadows Livorno y

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A study of some shadows in the late afternoon in the New Venice area of Livorno.  Just had to sneak in a cyclist. Plenty of dry brush marks in this one to get different edges.  

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Livorno Harbour and Fish Market

Livorno harbour and fish market t

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Sorry, there's loads more to come from Livorno.  This one was quite difficult to get the balance of composition looking right.  I had to include the boat on the right and a couple of bouys on the right to balance up with the left-hand side.  i think it worked.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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