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Uphill Marina #3 - Getting the values right

Uphill marina river axe #3

Uphill Marina, Weston-Super-Mare, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A third painting of this lovely location on the River Axe.  I must get down there when the tide is in.  I think I got the values better on this one with the distant hills and stronger values in the foreground.  Might have been nice to add in a few more posts to help the composition.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Sherston Plein Air Painting #3 - looking up the High Street

Sherston plein air painting #3

Sherston, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A third painting from my summer day trip to local village Sherston.  Love the bunting out in the street and a great tool to link two sides of the street from a composition point of view.  I normally avoid painting cars side on, but here I think it works by not making a big feature of them with all the trimmings and wheel arches and so on.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Sherston Plein Air #1

Sherston plein air painting #1

Sherston, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

First plein air of the day at Sherston with the 'Exiles'.  This is looking down Church Street.  Picked this spot primarily because it was in the shade.  I think with watercolour plein air, a key consideration on where/what to paint is 1) get comfortable, then 2) decide from there what to paint..

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Uphill Marina River Axe at Low Tide

Uphill marina river axe

Uphill, Somerset, Watercolour 15" x 11"

A painting based on a photo taken on a summer plein air trip to Uphill near Weston-Super-Mare.  It's the River Axe as it meanders into the Bristol Channel and there's quite a few boats which at low tide look as if they have suffered from some flooding catastrophe and have been pushed inland from their moorings.  Lovely muddy banks of the river and quite a reddy brown in colour.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Plein air#2 - painting with the Exiles down on Bristol Harbourside

Exiles plein air may 2019 bristol waterfront 2

Bristol Harbourside, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Second painting on a recent plein air trip with my painting group, the Exiles.  The sun came out late morning, but the wind was still too strong out in exposed places. So I tucked in behind the Mud Dock Cafe building and just painted what was in front of me - the quayside, tops of boats and some apartments on the other side of the harbour as a backdrop.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Bristol Waterfront Plein Air 2019 #1

Exiles plein air may 2019 bristol waterfront

Bristol Waterfront, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Out with my painting friends 'the Exiles' recently and a trip to nearby Bristol and its Waterfront/Harbourside area.  A very breezy day - Most of us had our easels blown over at some stage, and on this one, I was painting into the wind and had to lean forwards against my easel to hold it in place.  So here is a view towards Prince Street Bridge, the cranes beyond that and some small boats in the foreground.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Biddestone Plein Air #3 - Outside the White Horse Pub

Biddestone pub plein air 2018 #3

Biddestone, UK, 15" x 11"

Trying to prove to myself that you can do a number of paintings from the same spot, but just look in a different direction.  Useful exercise and here what captured me was really just the table with its slats all leading into the composition.  Also with the sun having moved around after lunch, a great chance to do some contra jour ans and have a figure coming towards me.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 


Biddestone Plein Air #2 - Outside the White Horse Pub

Biddestone pub plein air 2018 #2

Biddestone, Wiltshire, 15" x 11"

Just a slightly different angle from #1 plein air, and a view right down the front of the White Horse pub and the row of pretty cottages on this side of the village centre.  I raised the pub sign just a little to suit the composition.  Can't remember if there really was a 'Real Ale' sign there, but they served real ales in the pub anyway!  Last painting before lunch on the day with the 'Exiles' Plein Air painting group.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Devizes #3 - Devizes Corn Exchange

Devizes 3

Devizes, UK, 15" x 11"

A third plein air after a hearty lunch and a pint of Wadworths of course (The Wadworths brewery is in the town).  This is the Corn Exchange.  It was getting rather cold and windy by now, so this was done in about 40 minutes.  The market had packed up and so was I.  Just a really simple scene and those can be the most enjoyable to paint.  Had a bit of fun with the splattering for the foliage effect top right.  Thanks to Frank and Mel, fellow Exiles for staying on.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.