Cornwall

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.

 

 


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.


Cornwall - Ian Wilmot

Cornwall ian wilmot

Watercolour 15" x 11"

My late brother, Ian Wilmot, was a very good photographer.  I was looking through his archives the other day from his travels, and quite a few of his black and white photos (that was his specialty for mood and atmosphere) I thought could be paintable.  Now I have no idea where this location is, but I believe it's in Cornwall.  Painting from a black and white photo is great for helping you and suggesting values, but you're on your own with the colours!

Cheers Ian, wherever you are!  RIP.

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Go easy on the white paint Tim

Go easy on the white paint tim y

Just a cautionary note to be careful not to use too much white paint in watercolor when creating highlights.  Use in moderation, normally towards the end of the painting, just to pick up a few brighter areas in a sunlit scene.  So here, masts, rigging gets the treatment.  Don't over do it, especially with weak white paint that dries like a grey, milky colour.

An imaginary scene based perhaps on somewhere in Cornwall, UK.