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October 2020

Porthleven harbourside shadows

Porthleven harbourside shadows

Porthleven, Cornwall. Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Most of my previous paintings of Porthleven in Cornwall have been of the harbour.  Mainly at low tide, a scene of boats and the backdrop of the town beyond the harbour wall is quite attractive and I could paint many variations.  So here is a more unusual view down one of the roads along the side of the harbour and some horizontal shadows coming across the scene.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

 

 


Storm approaching - Gran Canaria

Storm approaching gran canaria

Some effects that are difficult to achieve with other mediums - the mixing of different thicknesses of paint for the sky, and letting them mix a little at the edges and the glow you could get as in the centre here by leaving the paper unpainted and first laying down clear water around that bright area, or in it, then painting carefully up to the area to get a soft edge.

 


Plaza Duquesa de Parcent Ronda Spain

Plaza Duquesa de Parcent Ronda Spain

Ronda, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Plaza Duquesa de Parcent Ronda Spain, a pretty 'green' square on the southern side of the town.  Tall cyprus trees and date palms are the main tree types here.  A nice quieter part of the city and cool with the greens when it's hot elsewhere.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Mijas - Round Building

Mijas round building

The subject of a recent video up on my YouTube Channel, and the 'round' apartment building as I call it in the popular town of Mijas in southern Spain.  Very popular with the tourists, this is the 'edge' of the main tourist area with its network of narrow roads.  The levels of the building were quite tricky as they are not symmetrical - quite quirky!

Watercolor 15" x 11" on Saunders Waterford paper.

Here is the link to the full video:

https://youtu.be/C4Qm_xlL1jM

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Breaking Waves - The Promenade Las Palmas Gran Canaria

Breaking waves gran canaria

Gran Canaria, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Painting some breaking waves.  My technique is wet the whole area around the wave shape.  Then paint in the surrounding areas up to the wave to get the soft edge around the wave.  Then within the wave, just a little darker vales to give some form.  And add some small dots of white paint at the end for a bit of movement.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Ronda - Painting on the wrong side of the paper?

Ronda wrong side of paper

Ronda, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Painting on the 'wrong' side of the paper often doesn't matter unless it shows the watermark as in this one.  Sometimes you can hide it by a darker colour, but clear as day here up in the sky.  Often manufacturers state on watercolour paper that you can paint on both sides.  But I find in the manufacturing process, the two sides can be a little different in texture.  Perhaps one side uniform in the texture, and the other more random.  They can produce some subtle differences in outcome, and the way the paint flows.  As long as you know what to expect I guess.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Boat Yard - Watermouth Bay, Devon

Shipyard watermouth bay

Watermouth Bay, Devon UK,  Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The small boatyard at Watermouth Bay in North Devon.   Not a large boatyard, but in a very pretty location which I have painted a few times (especially the lifeboat at low tide).  The boatyard runs up to the left.  In front the ground slopes down to the sea, way over to the right.  I tried to make a feature of the rocky foreground here and a small stream running under the pathway.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

 


Newquay Harbour Cliffs

Newquay harbour cliffs

Newquay, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The cliffs on the western end of the harbour and the tide is in.  A bit of cobalt turquoise works wonders for reflections.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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