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Livorno Harbour and Fish Market

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Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Sorry, there's loads more to come from Livorno.  This one was quite difficult to get the balance of composition looking right.  I had to include the boat on the right and a couple of bouys on the right to balance up with the left-hand side.  i think it worked.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Live and Online workshop to Onda Creativa - Demo #1

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Onda creativa workshop 1

First live and online demo to approx 60 attendees to the Onda Creativa Art Group.  Subject was a Google Street View image of Piazza della Frutta in Padua.  You have to be careful with perspective when using a street view image as your resource - camera is higher than a person so you are looking down more on the scene.  So you have to compensate and imagine you are lower!  Takes a bit of practice.

This was a 2-hour live demo with Q and A during the session run via zoom.  Needs a bit of multi-tasking!

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St Foy Market Day

St foy market day

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

Market day is very busy in St Foy, South West France.  So busy that I concentrated on just a single trader!  Much easier.  A contra jour approach.  Bunting is a great way of adding interest higher up a street scene and a bit of contrast - light against dark.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Market Kiosk - Livorno

Market kiosk livorno

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

I set myself a little challenge with this one - how to paint a group of scooters and bikes on the bottom right corner.  Well two things - keep it simple and just think of the overall shape of the objects combined, and then with the painting I used a little white gouache (greyed down a bit) for the windsheilds which I think looked quite effective.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Market Day Fivizzano 2019

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Fivizzano, Italy, Watercolour 15" x 11"

My 3rd day demo on my October trip to Tuscany. here a plein air painting done on Market day in the town of Fivizzano.  You need to work fast here - by midday they're all gone and you have to paint from memory!  I liked the shadows across the scene and the challenge of painting those complicated market stalls.

Painted on Saunders Waterford. Cold Press, 300 gms

 


France Painting Holiday - Plein Air #1

France painting holiday plein air #1

Saint Seurin, France, 15" x 11"

The market at Saint Seurin on a Sunday morning and the first picture as 'tutor/leader' on a Painting Holiday I organised.  So a contra jour to start with.  The location I chose was about the only spot where I could paint.  It was so busy!  With plein air painting, when it's a hot day, there is an argument to say, find somewhere comfortable first and then paint what you see.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms


Watermill Tuscany 2018 watercolour course painting #3 - Fivizzano Market Day Plein Air

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Day 3 last year on the WaterMill Posara painting holiday and a trip to nearby Fivizzano. It's market day on Tuesday, in the central square and around the Medici Fountain. When painting plein air with lots of people around you as in this market, it's probably best to position yourself somewhere out of the way (I was on the side of the market, up against a wall) and comfortable. #watercolorpainting #tuscany #watermill #pleinairpainting #stcmill