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Hay Bales Dordogne

Hay bales dordogne

Dordogne, France,  Watercolour, 15" x 11"

An imaginary scene taking inspiration from the Dordogne countryside and a late summer field.  So straw bales, you can put them where you want to suit the composition.  As long as you observe their format - the texture, a flat bottom because they weigh so heavy and the stubble of the field and where they cut the hay, the bales are lying at right angles to the rows, if you see what I mean.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Approach to Faro Railway Station

Approach to Faro Railway Station

Faro Railway Station, Portugal, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The late afternoon sun across the road leading to the station building in Faro.  In front, a small cafe under the shade of some lime trees.  Behind us is the railway station building, casting shadows across the approach.

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.


Piazza Luigi Orlando, Livorno, Italy

Piazza Luigi Orlando Livorno Italy

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A street corner near the port area in Livorno, Italy.  I think this is almost an 'H' format composition - left hand buildings forming a border that side, shadows across the middle, then street signs up the right.  Works for me.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Canal Corner, Livorno

Canal corner new venice livorno p

Livorno, Italy, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A corner in the canal in the New Venice area of Livorno - a network of inland canals a bit like Venice but much wider.  It really helps having a soft mop brush for the delicate strokes to take advantage of the rough paper surface and letting the paper sparkle through.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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


Morning Fishing Trip

Morning Fishing Trip

Watercolour, 15" x 11"

Actually an entry for my art club's annual exhibition, which of course because pf COVID has had to be cancelled.  Anyway, a slightly imaginary scene and a small fishing craft leaving harbour or perhaps returning... I don't know.  Had a little bit of fun playing around with wet in wet technique, then letting everything dry before going in with harder edges.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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