Rivers

Demo Painting - Watermouth Harbour

Ashtead Art Group demo jan 2021 by Tim Wilmot

Last nights demo to Ashtead Art Group.  Brief was to paint some barges in a river scene.  Unfortunately I had no suitable images, so the group, after a vote/poll I set up, decided on this scene from Watermouth Harbour in North Devon.  No barges, but some simple boat shapes, low tide and an exercise in values and composition.

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Blakeney Norfolk, UK

Blakeney norfolk mike f

Blakeney, Norfolk, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A very pretty part of the UK, Blakeney on the Norfolk coast and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  I think it's important to get a graded wash for the water - light in the distance and then coming darker towards the foreground.  The challenging bit was the bottom right corner.  A large boat was there in the corner in the source photo, which I omitted for the painting, so I kept it fairly simple there.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Boat Yard - Watermouth Bay, Devon

Shipyard watermouth bay

Watermouth Bay, Devon UK,  Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The small boatyard at Watermouth Bay in North Devon.   Not a large boatyard, but in a very pretty location which I have painted a few times (especially the lifeboat at low tide).  The boatyard runs up to the left.  In front the ground slopes down to the sea, way over to the right.  I tried to make a feature of the rocky foreground here and a small stream running under the pathway.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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3 Boats, Kingswear, Dartmouth

3 boats kingswear dartmouth

Watercolor 15" x 11"

A bit of an imaginary one this.  Just taking the outline of some buildings and loosely basing the composition on a view towards Kingswear on the other side of the river Dart from Dartsmouth.  I'm going for a fairly calm scene here and a touch of bright light ober in the distance to the right.

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Bergerac and Bridge over River Dordogne

Bergerac and river dordogne

Watercolor 15" x 11"

The bridge over the river that gave its name to the region of Dordogne in South West France.  My source photo had no bridge reflections to talk of.  Photos can be quite boring and uninteresting.  So I made more of a feature of the reflections, lifted the horizon a bit and introduced a small rowing boat as a focal point

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Willow Tree - Yate Rocks

Willow tree yate rocks

A well-known 'beauty spot' near to where I live called Yate Rocks.  It's out from the main town and a narrow 'Ford' (a shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across) surrounded by some pretty cottages.  My first attempt at painting a willow tree with its long pendulous branches.

 


Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes Out to Sea

Staithes, North Yorkshire, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A composition I have done before...but I just changed the direction of the boat.  For me, this sort of scene has everything.  A light value background kept really simple.  Then some middle ground interest with shadows to give form and depth.  And top it off with some reflections.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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