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November 2020

Demo painting from my online workshop Nov 2020

November watercolor workshop night scene demo painting by tim wilmot

Trapani, Sicily, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

My demo painting from my recent online workshop.  This time a night scene and based on Trapani in Sicily.  Techniques covered included:

  • Composition and doing a thumbnail sketch
  • The outline drawing
  • My normal materials
  • Laying down the first wash
  • Using masking tape to preserve the white paper for the lights
  • Shadows and values
  • Figures and details

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

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Figure and Dog Castillon-la-Bataille, France

Figure and dog Castillon-la-Bataille

Castillon-la-Bataille, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Simple scene, could be anywhere...but this is...Castillon-la-Bataille in the Gironde area of South West France.  Some old buildings maybe needing some paint, but I think that look is quite attractive.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Workshop Painting - Lincoln

Pete Workshop Lincoln

Lincoln, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A workshop painting from last week.  In about an hour or so I painted this scene from Lincoln.  A few challenges from the source video - complex windows, shop windows on the buildings on the left.  Then the cobbled street - how would you do that in watercolour?  And next, the background.  There were two towers from the cathedral. I replaced with a simpler single tower and a whole lot less detail.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Minster Yard Lincoln Cathedral

Minster yard lincoln cathedral Toni

Lincoln, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A painting based on a photo from Patron Toni and Lincoln Cathedral.  The scene was attractive to paint with the light coming across the middle ground, hitting that white building in the corner, the framing with the back of the Cathedral on the left and the red brick buildings on the right.  I included a couple of figures for interest in the centre area.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Rue de Ble, Cherbourg, France

Rue au Ble Cherbourg France

Cherbourg, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A recent painting painted with one brush - a large synthetic blend brush from Lebenzon.  First time I used this large brush and new brushes take a few paintings to get used to how they handle, how much paint they can take, the marks they make, etc...  One benefit of using one brush for the whole job - you don't need to keep thinking "shall I change my brush now" when painting different areas or stages of the process.  Keeps it simple and the momentum going when timing is very important in watercolour.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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The Orange Courtyard Lisbon

Lisboa Rosa Patreon

Painting based on a courtyard in Lisbon.  I will call it the Orange Courtyard because of the oranges growing.  This painting is based on an image shared by a patron of mine on my Patreon site where we I have an image sharing section for painting inspiration.  So thanks Rosa for this one.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, cold press 300 gms

 


Fishing Port Tarragona Spain

Fishing Port Tarragona Spain

Tarragona, Spain, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Quite a busy fishing port on the day of my visit and a fairly overcast, yet bright day, offering some light and dark in the scene.  Having the correct brush is important for wave shapes.  For me, a soft quill mop helps create that elliptical shape and soft so it does not disturb any paint below.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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