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September 2020

Mijas Costa - Crossing

Mijas costa crossing

I will have to do a video on pedestrian crossings.  They are a great design element in any street scene - either connection of course one side of the street with the other, or if you are looking along it, with perspective, leading the viewer's eye into the painting.


Online demo via Zoom to Cookham Art Club Sept 2020

Cookham art club demo by tim wilmot

Painting from yesterday's watercolour demo to Cookham Art Club.  I love painting a local scene for art club demos, so this was the centre of their village, and based on a photo from oe of the club members.  Painted in an hour and a half with some questions and answers along the way.....  It was an exercise in perspective, composition and the importance of values in watercolour.  If you are a member of an art club and would like to book me for a demo or paint along experience, please contact me.


Red Car, Livorno

Red car livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Not being very imaginative with titles, I just had to call this one 'red car Livorno'.  This is south of the centre of Livorno, almost where the lido starts.  A sharp corner in the road and a contre jour looking West and some strong afternoon sunlight.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza town ibiza

Ibiza, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Well I guess most watercolour painters would ideally paint a bright sunny day on a location like Ibiza.  However, I went with an overcast, yet bright day.  The main challenge of which are lack of shadows and a small narrow range of values which sometimes does not work in watercolor.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

Faro Backstreet 920

Faro Backstreet 920

How to make a bright scene and the light almost coming from almost behind you have some values in it?  Answer, imagine the sun has moved a little and introduce shadows from a different direction.  So here, a little more to the right and I can have some shadows coming across the street.  I kept some soft edges for the rooftops to the sky.


Misty sunset

Misty sunset

An imaginary 'harbour' scene.  I pre wet the paper after doing the initial sketch and then paint my initial wash, leaving out the bright areas.  I had this idea of the sun coming through between the buildings.  And a few gentle waves then in between the 3 boats.