Bath

Demo painting to Bristol Art Group - Theatre Royal Bath

Demo for bristol art group p

Bath, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A recent demo, well last year, to the Bristol Art Group in a workshop format.  So I did the demo in stages like my online workshops making it easy to follow my step by step approach.  The subject here was the Theatre Royal in Bath and a bit of Contra Jour

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


A couple of Plein Air paintings from trip to village of Steeple Ashton

Steeple ashton plein air 1

The Long Arms, Steeple Ashton.

The main pub in the village (nice menu!) and some convenient shade on the opposite side of the street to paint from.  Lovely imposing building and some benches outside with the pub sign

Steeple ashton plein air 2

So second plein air done just before lunch in the pub, was a real quickie looking up the village and a contra jour shot.

Both painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Saint John's Place, Bath

Saint johns place bath

Bath, UK, 15" x 11"

A view down St John's Place in Bath.  Lovely buildings I think in the Georgian Style, and quite a challenge to get the stonework the correct colour.  It's a busy area, being near to the Theatre Royal, so needs a few people wandering about.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms paper.

 


Grand Parade Bath from Pulteney Bridge

Grand parade bath from pulteney bridge

Bath, UK, 15" x 11"

A view up/down Grand Parade in Bath, from Pulteney Bridge (the Bridge is to the left of this scene).  Most of the time, a busy street corner with mainly visitors to the city, so I had to put quite a few in.  With a group of figures, I try to treat them as one shape - so draw the tops of heads and shoulders first, then the shape of multiple bodies and sizes intermingled. 

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Timsbury near Bath 2

Timsbury near bath 2

Timsbury, UK, 11" x 15"

Another warm up for a demo to the local art group in this village south of Bath.  Quite a simple row of cottages with a bit of warm and cool contrasts going on - the warm colour of the road and the cool shadows from the houses.  Composition wise, it needed to be portrait orientation I think.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press 300 gms


Green Street Bath, looking towards St Michael's Church

Green street bath and st michaels church

Bath, UK, 15" x 11"

Green Street Bath and a narrow street, very typical in this area and a view up to the spire of St Michael's Church.  Quite a loose approach to the buildings on each side of the street.  Had to be careful to leave out the whites of the windows on the right, and adding that little triangle of dark just makes it into a window with some bright light hitting it.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 


St James's Parade, Bath

St james parade bath

Bath, UK, 15" x 11"

A fairly loose rendition of a typical Bath street, and trying to capture the warm ochre of the stonework.  I'm also mixing different silhouetted shapes with the figures coming out of shadows, as I quite often do now, shadows on the far buildings, and some street furniture catching the light and contrasting with the background.  I have achieved the soft edge of where the rooftops meet the sky by doing a little wet in wet, with the building was being slightly thicker than the sky wash.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 Gms

 


2 almost identical demos on two January workshops

Jan 2018 workshop demo #2

 

Jan 2018 workshop demo #3

Bath UK, both 15" x 11"

Two paintings from separate sessions of my January watercolour workshop.  Almost like a spot the difference competition, taking the same scene and a demo to two separate audiences.  I like the dotted white lines rather than the yellow they are in reality.  An example of changing what you see to suit your composition and not copy exactly what's in a photo.

Both painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms