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

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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

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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.

 


4 Boats, Low Tide, St Isaac, Cornwall

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St Isaac, Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

An imaginary scene in some part, loosely based on the harbour of St Isaac in Cornwall, UK.  I was aiming for the pattern of the harbour bed and lines, drawing you into the focal point of the 4 boats.  Background kept really simple, with some soft interpretation of cottages on the harbour side.  Painted with my 3-colour palette.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Jetty and misty morning at Saltash

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Saltash, Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A bit of imaginary one this one, apart from the jetty - it soes exist down there.  I really enjoy doing these atmospheric ones - pre-wetting the paper and then laying down the first wash, leaving a bright area on the horizon.  As regards the horizon - leave it out.  Just transition slowly from sky to sea with a subtle change in colour.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Polperro, Cornwall

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Polperro, Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Apart from the building and the shape of the background headland, a made up scene loosely based on Polperro in Cornwall UK.  I try to keep it loose and let the watercolor do its own thing.  While still damp, I do a bit of wet in wet with some darker values and get soft edges.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Dark Clouds St Ives

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St Ives, Cornwall, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A bit of messing around and playing with warm against cool.  So mainly a cool, dark sky against warm, lighter, roof tops and carry a bit of light red into the sky.  Sorry to St Ives residents - I have changed the houses around a little!

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Demo painting - Newquay Harbour Low Tide

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Newquay, Cornwall UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A recent demo painting done to a local art group and a slightly made up scene with the background being the cliffs behind the harbour and on the ridge a few houses.  Coming down into the middle ground there's the lifeboat station and then the beach of the harbour. A contra jour with emphasis on the strands of seaweed across the beach.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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