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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.