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Watermill Tuscany 2018 watercolour course painting #6 - Fivizzano - all quiet after the market had gone

Watermill tuscany 2018 #6

Day 3 at the Watermill in Posara painting holiday 2018 and after the market had gone, left a very quiet town in Fivizzano, Tuscany, so we could wander around the streets and pick another painting scene. A little bit of drizzly rain stopped play around 4 pm. So I picked just an ordinary street corner and a small square at the bottom of Fivizzano.  #pleinairpainting #watercolor #tuscany #stcmill


Watermill Tuscany 2018 watercolour course painting #4 - Steps to Verrucola Castle

Watermill tuscany 2018 #4

#pleinairpainting #watercolorpainting Plein air painting number 4 on last years trip to Tuscany as tutor on an October Painting week at the Watermill in Posara. This one is of the steps leading up to the castle of Verrucola up in the mountains. Lovely afternoon in some sun with fellow artists from all over the world. Painted on Saunders Waterford, #stcmill


Watermill Tuscany 2018 watercolour course painting #2 - Plein Air & living dangerously on the main road

Watermill tuscany 2018 #2

Posara, Italy, 15" x 11"

The Afternoon on the first day and for the second plein air I decided to take our group up to the main road from the Mill and do a bit of street painting and a view towards the lovely village church and tower.  The only minor hazard being on the road is to tuck yourself close into the side walls as much as possible to avoid the Sunday afternoon traffic.  I also broke out my 3-colour palette on this one.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 

 


The Bank Castillon-la-Bataille

The Bank Castillon-la-Bataille

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

A 3-colour palette painting of this pretty town in South West France.  The sky wash was painted into the rooftops then while it was still moist I painted in the roof colours with a slightly thicker consistency paint to get the soft edges.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Walk down to the River, St Foy la Grande, France

Walk down to the river st foy la grande

St Foy la Grande, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Just a simple scene of some steps (leading down to the River Dordogne) in the town of St Foy la Grande, just alongside a major bridge there.  And a simple backdrop of a building catching some bright sunlight from the left.  Painted with my trusty 3-colour palette. 

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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

#watercolour #StcMill


Le Fil Good Cafe - St Foy la Grande, France

Le fil good cafe st foy la grande

St Foy la Grande, watercolour, 15" x 11"

St Foy la Grande in SW France.  I loved the diagonal shadows across the building created by the signposts and CCTV cameras on the corner of the cafe.  Must be a very secure place!  Painted with my 3-colour palette.  Nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Bristol Savages Sketch Night - "The Promise of Things to Come"

Bristol savages the promise of things to come

Watercolour 15" x 11"

Bristol Savages Sketch Night and the topic for the evening - "The promise of things to come".  So you then have two hours to do a painting based on that topic, without the use of any reference material!  I decided to go with a French Cafe scene and a waiter emerging from the shadows with a bottle of Bordeaux for a couple of customers.  Quite a simple composition and the shadows repeating the edge of the roof.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300gms


Rio de la Tolette Venice

Rio de la tolette venice

Venice, Italy, 15" x 11"

A smallish canal in Venice and a fairly typical scene with figures and small boats.  Quite a loose picture done with my three colour palette and a bit of fun trying to connect all the different shapes - the background - the boats up the canal side and the figures almost as one.  Just a minor bit of the use of white gouache on the railings on the bridge.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms