Loose style

Sunrise, Inner Harbour, Dartmouth

Sunrise inner harbour dartmouth

Dartmouth, Devon, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I'm doing a lot of pre-wetting the paper at the moment, to get a soft glow to light in the sky and the reflection in water.  So here I applied to a scene I have done a few times before - the inner harbour in Dartmouth, Devon.  I don't normally do a red sky, but went for a bit of atmosphere in this one and keeping it loose.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


St Foy la Grande - A loose one

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St Foy la Grande, France, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I went a bit looser on this one - especially at the bottom/foreground.  Plenty of water and hold my board at a steep angle.  Let the watercolour do its own thing.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Sunny approach to old town Albufeira

Sunny approach to old town albufeira

Albufeira, Portugal, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A walk down the hill into Albufeira and the Old Town.  A bit of a strong contra jour this one.  Always a key thing in watercolour to get those contrasting values and silhouettes.  This was a bot of a wet in wet with the initial wash and the sky coming down over the buildings.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Charco de San Gines - Arrecife

Charco de sans gines

Arrecife, Lanzarote, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The Charco de San Gines, The 'puddle' is an internal tidal harbour in the main town/city of Arrecife.  Quite tricky to get in the background - many detailed buildings and all mainly white or off white.  When all the buildings are white it can be sometimes a challenge to get right.  I kept it loose.  I have created a video of a similar scene here which I may publish soon up on YouTube.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Livorno Port Fishing Boats

Livorno port fishing boats

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I think it's good to have a bit of foreground in a harbour scene where there might be distant boats and a horizontal shape to the background.  And then get the foreground in at a slight angle, plus a few smaller boats, painted loosely.  I think I did a video of me painting this one...

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press