Polignano a Mare - Bari

Polignano a Mare Bari

Bari, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Polignano a Mare, and a bright sunny day...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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This painting was based on an image shared by a Patron on my Patreon site - - loads of images for painting inspiration!

Demo painting from my online workshop Nov 2020

November watercolor workshop night scene demo painting by tim wilmot

Trapani, Sicily, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

My demo painting from my recent online workshop.  This time a night scene and based on Trapani in Sicily.  Techniques covered included:

  • Composition and doing a thumbnail sketch
  • The outline drawing
  • My normal materials
  • Laying down the first wash
  • Using masking tape to preserve the white paper for the lights
  • Shadows and values
  • Figures and details

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Sorrento Colours

Sorrento pushing the colour

I went a little extreme here on a bay in Sorrento, Italy. The building on the right was close to that colour, but not sure about the yellow and the blue.  Anyway, a bit of fun mixing the colours and seeing what works with one colour against the next.  Gardeners working with flowers and herbaceous borders will know this and experiment as well!

Sorrento, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Red Car, Livorno

Red car livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Not being very imaginative with titles, I just had to call this one 'red car Livorno'.  This is south of the centre of Livorno, almost where the lido starts.  A sharp corner in the road and a contre jour looking West and some strong afternoon sunlight.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Washing day Livorno

Washing day livorno

Watercolour 15" x 11"

I feel a washing day theme coming on.  hot on the heels of my Vernazza washing day, here's one from Livorno a bit further down the coast.  Maybe a misplaced red car - I normally recommend not having parts of vehicles going off the side, but it sort of works here I think and the parking road marks help take the eye onwards to the building.  I started with two figures on the left, but 2 more 'appeared' on the right after random lighter areas were left from the initial washes.



Washing Day Vernazza

Washing day vernazza

Vernazza, Italy, 15" x 11"

Hope to see you Vernazza in October (I'm a tutor on a weeks painting workshop in the area)!  Washing hanging out to dry across tall buildings really gives an opportunity to sneak in some lovely shadows and contrasts (white bed sheets are best!).  A lovely location to paint.  Visitor numbers might be a bit lower this year assuming no big cruise ships visiting the area.